COMPANY / Five ways to improve wellness policies in the workplace

COMPANY / Five ways to improve wellness policies in the workplace
COMPANY / Five ways to improve wellness policies in the workplace

Skills related to human resources have experienced a growth in demand of 74% during the first quarter of 2022 in our country, according to data from Udemy Business

Promoting education and learning through training, reducing meetings and videoconferences or promoting flexible working hours are among the fundamental keys to improving welfare policies in the current work environment

Skills related to human resources have experienced a growth in demand of 74% in the first quarter of 2022 according to data from Udemy Business in Spain, the training and development platform for Udemy employees. A sector that continues to evolve as companies devote more efforts to preserve (or improve) well-being and conciliation among their employees, as one of the engines to retain talent. In fact, according to studies, up to 27%1 of Spaniards who plan to change jobs in 2022 do so for reasons such as mental health, economic conditions, or the experience of dedicating themselves to something different, but also to obtain a better work-life balance between personal and work life.

“Well-being today is an issue that is not overlooked in any organization. After the impact of the pandemic, all companies are looking for what their new work model is going to be and are facing challenges such as the well-known ‘burnout’ or physical and mental exhaustion at work. That is why more and more organizations are betting on implementing different initiatives to promote and maintain the well-being of their employees”, declares Cecilia Mansilla, expert in leadership and personal development and instructor at Udemy – the market-leading online learning and training platform.

On the occasion of International Human Resources Day, today May 20, Udemy, in collaboration with the instructor Cecilia Mansilla, shares the five keys that are already marking wellness policies in the current work environment:

Promote education through training. Creating online training or meetings that focus on wellness techniques can help promote the importance of taking care of ourselves inside and out. The fact of being focused solely on our work often leads to the neglect of our well-being, so the training focused on this purpose helps to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and well-being.

Reduce meetings and video conferences. 92% of employees consider daily work meetings to be unproductive2. There is no doubt that the increase in the number of meetings in digital format in a very high percentage has increased and, consequently, the workload. A new practice on the rise is to establish a day without meetings a week, an action that helps in the well-being of workers. According to recent studies3, productivity can grow up to 71%, with a 52% increase in satisfaction.

Flexible working hours through work by objectives. In the digital age, working hours by hours no longer make sense but by objectives, since this is how flexibility is really provided, which has a positive impact on well-being. In short, by granting autonomy to employees, a more effective conciliation and better self-management of their time is achieved.

Leadership training. Many of the people who lead teams lack the knowledge to lead through new work modalities, such as hybrid work (face-to-face and remote) and remote work. This is why leadership training is key to providing employees with the right tools and knowledge to more efficiently manage their teams’ time. In addition, it promotes a better experience for employees and a healthier work culture.

The importance of physical exercise. The positive relationship that exists between the practice of physical exercise and well-being is unquestionable. Some organizations are offering monthly allowances for employees to invest in their physical well-being, such as gym memberships, participation in sporting events, or healthy lifestyle training.

“Implementing wellness policies in organizations is not only key to guaranteeing employee motivation and commitment, but also to developing and contributing to a healthy corporate culture and retaining talent, one of the great challenges of 2022”, declares Cecilia Mansilla.


The article is in Spanish

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