Work life balance. This is a phrase that businesses highlight and employees desire. While work life balance is valued by many, what does it really look like?
Work life balance is achieved when career is balanced with lifestyle. As an employer, you may wonder…how can I provide a better work life balance for my employees? Here are some ideas:
Tips to Improve Work Life Balance for Your Employees
Embrace flexible scheduling. This can greatly improve the balance that employees need. Flexible scheduling allows for individuals to work with the convenience of:
- Being able to attend some of the other important events in their life
- Finding time to maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Not being committed to a strict 9 to 5 work schedule
Promote telecommuting. If you have some employees who could perform their jobs at home, offer this benefit a few days a week and save employees the time that would otherwise be spent during their commute. Employees can also escape the distractions of the office while working from the comfort of their own homes.
Encourage wellness. Provide educational opportunities and wellness events for your employees during the work day. Even a thirty-minute session on one of these topics could have a huge impact:
- Financial wellness
- On-site fitness classes, such as yoga
- Stress management
Provide healthy lunch options. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something that most employees desire. Some may not have the time to prepare a lunch in the morning. Provide healthy lunch options that support their wellness goals while being considerate of their time.
Offer opportunities to engage with the community. Provide opportunities for your employees to get involved! Partner with non-profit organizations, host charity drives, promote local events – the possibilities are endless! Help your employees give back to the community, form friendships with new faces, and have fun along the way.
Society Insurance knows there is more to life than work. From our paid volunteer time policy to our flexible scheduling and telecommuting options, we do strive to provide our employees with a healthy balance between their work and personal life. Click here to view our current career opportunities.