Workplace wellness is a growing trend in the workplace. It’s about taking care of the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of employees.

Companies are investing in wellness initiatives to improve their employees’ productivity. There are many benefits to implementing workplace wellness programs such as improved morale, lower absenteeism, and reduced healthcare costs.

Workplace wellness programs are not just for big companies; they can be implemented by any business regardless of size or industry. Read on! 

1. Audiometric testing

According to the National Library of Medicine: “Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) is one of the most common yet preventable occupational diseases in the workplace. Under current occupational noise exposure levels in Australia, there are over 80,000 male workers and over 31,000 female workers who will develop ONIHL over 10 years of exposure.”

To safeguard employee health, one of the options is to do audiometric testing. Audiometric testing is a process of measuring the hearing of a person. It is usually done to check the hearing levels and to find out if there is any damage to the ears.

Audiometric testing can be done in various ways, depending on what the person needs. It can be done by plugging earphones into an audio player or by using a special machine called audiometer.

Audiometric testing is important because it helps in identifying any problems that may be present in the person’s ears and also it helps in deciding if they are fit for work.

2. Flexible working practices

Flexible working practices, such as remote working, are becoming more common than ever. They give employees the ability to work from home and to choose their own hours. This is especially beneficial for those who have children or other family commitments that need their attention outside of work hours.

According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, a flexible work arrangement is an agreement between an employer and employee to tweak the typical working arrangement. This is for the purpose of better meeting the needs of the employees outside of the workplace. 

Flexible working arrangements typically include modifying working hours, the workflow, and even the place of employment. Flexible working practices can also be beneficial to employers as they can save money on office space.

3. Training workshops

A training workshop is a course for people who want to learn something new. In a training workshop, the participants are taught by an instructor who is usually an expert in the field. Participants are usually given handouts, workbooks, and/or other materials to help them learn more about the subject.

Training workshops can be either on-site or off-site. Off-site workshops are often held at hotels or conference centres where participants can stay overnight if they want to. They are most often used for courses that last more than one day and require intensive learning. On-site workshops may be held in a company’s office space or in another room at their location.

Conducting training workshops will make your employees feel as if they are valued. This is a good idea especially if you want employee retention to increase. 

4. Volunteer work

There are many nonprofit organisations in Australia. It might be a good idea to involve your employees in volunteer opportunities as a shared experience. It could be truly fulfilling (aside from the fact that people will benefit from volunteerism.)

Volunteer work can be done in many different ways. For example, some volunteers might like to teach children how to read at their local library once a week for an hour or so each time they visit the library.

You may find a list of charitable organisations for corporate volunteering here.

5. Monthly massage treatments 

A monthly massage program at work can be an excellent way to keep staff healthy and happy. It is a great way to show employees that their employer cares about them.

The benefits of a monthly massage program at work are numerous. When people are stressed, they often feel back pain and other health issues. A monthly massage program at work may help prevent these health concerns.

Wrap up

Workplace wellness is a new trend that has been gaining momentum. The idea behind it is to make sure that employees are healthy and can be productive at work. 

A wellness program has many benefits. Some goals of this initiative are to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, and promote employee wellness, among others.