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It’s a fact that more New Zealanders are spending increasing hours at work with full-time hours clocking up over the standard 40-hour week.
As a result, we are not only working longer hours but the latest Southern Cross Health Society Wellness Report (2017) showed that stress/anxiety levels have risen again. We know this leads on to a reduction in staff production levels and increased sick leave, with illness becoming a direct cost to employers of typically $600 - $1000 annually per employee.
The good news is there is now recognition that wellness programmes can boost factors like staff engagement, productivity and retention. This is where Active Workplaces comes in.
The Active Workplace programme is designed around what workplaces and staff can do to create and foster a healthier workplace.
Focused wellbeing areas include polices/procedures, general wellbeing, mental wellbeing, nutrition, activity and stop smoking, to name a few. The choice of focus is up to each workplace with easy and fun initiatives enhancing morale and the work environment.
Over the 12-month period with the Active Workplace programme wellness plans are created for staff based on their wants and needs in an interactive, time efficient way.
What would your workplace choose?
Sharon Adams, Active Workplace Coordinatorsharona@sportnorth.co.nz0277 767 010
Northland Sports House, 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangārei 0112
09 437 9600