Six ways to improve work-life balance

A happy and healthy workforce yields dividends in terms of staff satisfaction as well as your reputation as an employer.

How does your organisation promote staff wellbeing? There are many ways you can support wellbeing at work and commit to practices that tangibly impact on your employees’ work-life balance.

A happy and healthy workforce yields dividends in terms of staff satisfaction as well as your reputation as an employer.

Here are a few ideas that work for our team at HRSP:

  1. Be open to flexible working requests.
  2. Consider a ‘nine-day fortnight’ (by adding an extra 50 minutes on to nine working days, staff have the option to take the ‘tenth’ day off each fortnight).
  3. Organise and allow time off for a professional massage service on site to help rebalance and relax team members.
  4. Implement a ‘no out-of-hours’ email policy: downtime means downtime!
  5. Make a genuine commitment to honouring time off in lieu (TOIL): sometimes overtime is inevitable, but allowing staff to take time back shows that you truly value their efforts.
  6. Consider offering staggered start and finish times (within reason) to accommodate employees’ out-of-work commitments. For example, offer an 8.30–9.30am arrival window and a 5–6pm departure.

Do get in touch for creative suggestions and activities that can help you maximise your employees’ wellbeing and help them strike the right work-life balance.