A recent study shows that employees who eat healthy throughout the day are 25% more likely to have higher job performance. As most full-time employees spend typically spend 40 hours or more at work each week, that usually means eating one or two meals, plus snacks, during the workday. Healthy eating at work has never been more important.
The Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) reports that employee health has a direct impact on job performance and attendance. The International Labour Office also indicates that healthy workplace nutrition can have a positive impact on employee health and productivity. Their research shows the benefits of healthier eating to include:
–Better sleep, more energy and higher levels of engagement, which ultimately leads to improved productivity
–Improved mood, which can lead to stronger teamwork and improved morale
–Less workplace absenteeism, which directly impacts workplace productivity
Effective wellness strategies in the workplace can help reduce absenteeism and the related costs. It’s not just missed workdays that can wreak havoc on your bottom line. How effective your workers are while they’re actually at work can be negatively affected by ill health. Since food has a direct impact on cognitive performance, making healthful food choices during the workday can make a positive difference.
In a healthy work environment, employee wellness is a top priority. After all, employees are your most valuable asset. More and more, managers, HR staff, and wellness professionals are realizing the importance of a supportive work environment when it comes to improving employee health.
While smaller businesses may not be able to afford full-blown wellness initiatives that include gym memberships and health screenings, it’s easy to encourage healthy eating at work by providing healthy snack alternatives on site. One simple way to encourage healthy eating at work is by bringing healthy vending machines to the workplace.
It just makes sense for employers to take steps that help improve employee health, wellness, job performance—and the company’s bottom line. A HealthyYOU Vending machine is a great addition to any corporate wellness program. Contact us to find out how you can get a FREE healthy vending machine at your workplace today.