Resources for Workplace Wellness

Why is workplace wellness important?

Because it improves performance, makes it sustainable, drives innovation and collaboration, reduces costs, and ultimately…it’s the decent thing to do. 

A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing NZ businesses millions of dollars in lost productivity alone. The essence of a workplace wellness programme is to encourage individuals to take preventive measures and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Many employers question whether workplace wellness is worth the investment; yet the evidence tells a different story; showing the typical return on a wellness programme is $3-$6 for every $1 invested.

Workplace health promotion is an investment in a business’ most important asset, its people.

Unuhia te rito o te harakeke, kei hea te kōmako e kō?

Ui mai ki ahau, ‘He aha te mea nui o te Ao?’

Māku e kī atu,

‘He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.’

The benefits of implementing a wellness programme:

Attracting the most talented workers
Reducing absenteeism and lost time
Improving on-the-job time utilisation, decision making and productivity
Improving employee morale
Reduction in turnover

What is Workplace Wellbeing?

Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals

Social: Having supportive workplace relationships

Financial: Earning sufficient to manage your economic life and reduce stress and increase security

Community: Liking where you work, feeling socially and psychologically safe, and having pride in your organisation and its community

Physical: Having a safe environment and maintaining good health and enough energy to get things done daily

Microsoft Word DocumentWorkforce Retention and Productivity
Microsoft Word Document, 114 KB

These resources will help you identify and nurture your Workplace Wellness programme: 

Wellness Matters - Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce 

All Right?

Engaging your Employees – Sustainable Business Network

Health Promotion Agency (HPA)

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