Health is the next big thing
It will not be at all surprising to find everyone’s resolution for the new year is to get fitter, get healthier. We have seen more food establishments offering healthier choices, more sports events being organised and more healthy-conscious people around us, haven’t we?
A healthy workforce is a happier and a more productive one. As we binge amid the festive season, it is an opportune time for the HR department to help look into what the employees are neglecting – health.
To drive healthier lifestyles in the company, one way is to kick-start healthier dining. Are you offering enough healthier choices in your staff meals? This can mean wholegrain options, low-sugar drinks, low-calorie food cooked with healthier oil, or even just having more fruits, greens and skinless meat.
If that is too much of a hassle, reward the staff with healthy meals! Orange Clove Catering, which has hopped on board Health Promotion Board’s Healthier Dining Programme, will be able to help. Did I mention that they are the Official Food and Beverage Caterer for the iconic Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Come December 5 to 6?
Actively promoting healthier lifestyle among their corporate clients, they have recently launched a series of healthier bentos and buffet menus. Notably, they have a mobile food truck, Captain 500 that brings delicious fusion food under 500 calories at your doorsteps. You can possibly organise a “health week” and get the truck to serve lunch bentos at your office building during that period!
A study from 64 organisations revealed that engaged employees achieve twice the annual net income of organisations. You too, can create an atmosphere where employees are happy coming to work and want to perform their best. Engage your workforce through providing of spontaneous welfare treats. Celebrate their worth!
Workout, not just work
The other part to the healthy lifestyle equation is exercise. Exercising relieves stress and gets the adrenaline going. It has become popular over the years, for companies to hire Zumba instructors for their staff off-site activity or partner gym operators for exclusive staff benefits.
Internally, it is worthwhile to think about starting a monthly Sports Day or mini intra-competition. Be it a game of badminton or netball, it makes a good platform for everyone to mingle and most of all, have fun.
As the saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We want to set a positive company culture and keep things vibrant at the workplace!