If your collaborators are not well treated, they will be less motivated to take care of your clients. Their performance and therefore that of your company will not be at the rendez-vous! Let’s focus on the means to take care of employees.
Take care of your employees to make them happy
If taking care of yourself is easier, taking care of employees is just beginning to become a new challenge for employers! But then, what do we really mean by taking care of employees? Know that this is a concept which is both related to physical and mental well-being. In the context of work, it is inevitably linked to working conditions, workplaces and management.
How to take care of your employees?
Different methods exist which make it possible to have fun and develop a culture of fun at work.
By adopting an efficient management
It is up to the company and the manager to put in place the necessary steps to contribute to happiness at work. A good working environment must therefore be accompanied by a benevolent management. From now on, the manager has a new responsibility: to take care of the well-being of his employees by encouraging them when they make mistakes, by thanking them when they render a service, by congratulating them when they have achieved their objectives or by offering them missions adapted to their talents. Here we talk of management by talent. A good management is a management which allows employees to find meaning in their work and to be more invested. Of course, to adopt this method, the employee must feel confident.
By proposing moments of rest
Last but not the least: encourage employees to have moments of relaxation. Offer them individual activities for them to rest, disconnect from work with sport sessions for example. You can equally propose collective activities to promote team cohesion and the well-being of each member. Less expensive solutions can also be applied as a 20-minute micro-nap.
Creating a motivating work environment
Finally, it is necessary to create a pleasant working environment by choosing, for example, comfortable furniture. Choose comfortable chairs to relieve your back, as many employees complain of back pain because of their often rigid chairs. Another advice: make your workspace differently with various spaces for a nice decoration in their workspaces. Do not hesitate to propose gaming rooms, relaxation areas or specially designed places to enjoy coffee in the morning with colleagues. Noise can also be a disruptive element of well-being at work. Thus, it is essential to propose solutions to reduce noise at work.
The benefits of well-being in a company
Did you know that taking care of your employees only comports advantages?
Promoting the well-being of employees allows better health. Indeed, when taking care of employees, they will be less stressed. When they do sport activities, they will be able to disconnect from work, which will allow them to be more rested and return to work with more energy. Efficient management will permit them to be more confident, do what they like and therefore be less stressed. The benefits of a better work environment and the possibility of enjoying moments of rest have the advantage of reducing employee fatigue. Indeed, the rest will not only be related to the house but can be done at work. All these steps will improve the motivation of collaborators. Indeed, when taking care of them, they will feel more surrounded, encouraged and especially listened. As a result, they will obviously thank the employer!
For employers, the benefits of caring for their employees are also numerous. They will have more committed employees. The performance of employees will be improved, particularly because they will be more concentrated. Take for example the case of noise: if reduced, the concentration will be deeper and the well-being of workers will be improved. In addition, if you encourage employees to take a 20-minute micro-nap, they will be 35% more productive and creative; therefore more efficient. By taking care of the employees, they will be happier. And when they are happier, they are more productive. Another important asset: absenteeism and turnover will be reduced. Indeed, absenteeism is often linked to poor health and lack of motivation. However, with better health (being less tired and less stressed) and a better commitment (being more motivated), employees will often be more present. All these aspects will help to retain employees and attract more to develop the employer’s brand.
We Hobby, the reference of well-being in a company
Charlélie Vallet, co-founder of WeHobby, a start-up that offers business activities to improve on the well-being of a company, was able to answer our questions.
Introduce us We Hobby? What actions do you put in place?
I am convinced that successful companies are those who take care of their employees. That’s why I launched WeHobby in 2016, which offers companies personalized career paths, dedicated to the well-being of the employee according to his objectives and interests. Our experts analyze the situation of your company and your objectives to recommend programs of activities and soft-skills training to improve the well-being of your organization. WeHobby is in fact a complete solution for HR and employees based on 3 pillars: personalization (recommendation of programs according to your objectives and interests), the network of experts (500 experts throughout France selected for the quality of their advice and services) and digital (an integrated mobile and web-based solution for monitoring key KPIs for HR and connecting employees with their passions). Our actions contribute to improve team cohesion, employee engagement, organizational performance and have a positive impact on the employer’s brand. In 2018, WeHobby is the leading corporate wellness network in France with 23 customers, including Groupama, Johnson & Johnson and StMicroelectronics, and more than 18,000 users.
What activities do you offer to care for employees?
We offer more than 130 activities and soft-skills training. The goal: that employees are at the initiative of the creation of activities, that’s why there is something for everyone. We have different activities: sports like boxing practiced every week at ManoMano, cultural activities as the history of art or philosophy, relaxation as yoga, ideal activities to relax from noon and, artistic activities like painting or theater for express one’s talent, soft-skills training to develop skills such as public speaking and training dedicated to personal development such as stress and emotional management. The emotional charge in business is one of the main causes of burn-outs.
How do these activities help employees be happier, motivated and engaged?
These activities allow employees to meet and share moments of conviviality and discussions that go beyond the simple working relationship. This helps to weld teams, streamline internal communication and strengthen individual and collective motivation. In particular, our customers observe a significant decrease in the level of stress and turnover after the implementation of our solution in the company. In addition, studies prove it, a happy employee is 31% more productive and 55% more creative (Harvard / MIT).
How does participating in the well-being of employees improve the performance of the company?
This is the question that comes up most often among HR directors and managers. We have therefore dedicated a white paper to the question based on qualitative and quantitative studies. According to Malakoff Médéric’s “Cross-Eyes”, a study on Quality of Worklife 2017: 89% of employees say they are more motivated when the employer takes into consideration the physical and mental well-being at work and 97% of employees believe that health and QWL contribute to performance.
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