Employee Health and Wellness

Take care of your employees, and they will take care of your business.  

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Physical and Mental Health are intrinsically linked. Providing a safe physical space where employees can work is not enough. Employees have the right to work in a psychologically safe space. Employers are increasingly called upon by legislation to provide workplaces where employees can thrive.  

Did you know that a recent study done by Environics Research indicates that 7 in 10 employers have not provided sufficient training to managers to help them recognize and support the mental health needs of employees? What’s worse is that 76% of working Canadians agree that managers lack this training. Employers must elevate mental health to the exact status of importance that physical health is valued.  

The direct impact on business operations cannot be understated. Health and wellness initiatives reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and increase job satisfaction.  

Workplace wellness initiatives include step challenges, healthy snack programs, and so much more. See below for suggestions on possible initiatives that may fit your workplace.  

Stay tuned for more Employee Health and Wellness information in the New Year! 

Article: Employer Health Initiatives for Employees

Workplace wellness programs are designed to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of employees. These programs can improve employee health, reduce stress, and increase job satisfaction, leading to a more productive and engaged workforce. Here are some common components and ideas for workplace wellness programs.

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Manitoba Trucking Association is located in Treaty One Territory, the home and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), and Dakota peoples, and in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, in Treaty Three Territory.