Small businesses encouraged to improve employee wellbeing

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Small Firms Association (SFA), in partnership with DeCare Dental, is this week launching its Wellness in the Workplace platform, encouraging small businesses to improve employee wellbeing. The partnership comes as part of the SFA Grow, Scale, Succeed campaign which helps small businesses to find and keep the right people.

Sven Spollen- Behrens, SFA Director stated: “As part of National Workplace Wellbeing Day on Friday 12 April, we are delighted to partner with DeCare Dental who are experts in providing workplace wellness initiatives. In a recent member survey, one third of the respondents offer some form of wellness in the workplace. However, two thirds do not currently offer any form of wellness in the workplace. 

“To bridge this gap, our Wellness in the Workplace platform, provides videos and resources to help small businesses create a healthy work environment. Workplace wellness initiatives have proven to reduce absenteeism, enhance employee engagement and increase productivity”.

David Casey, Wellness and Health Promotion Manager, DeCare Dental added “We offer benefits, training and wellness programs that help create ‘Happier Healthier Lives’. These programs help sustain a healthy work culture that educates, motivates and empowers employees to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviours.”

“Wellness in the workplace is too big of an issue for small businesses to ignore. I encourage the small business community to visit our Wellness in the Workplace platform at www.sfa.ie/growscalesucceed ”, Spollen-Behrens concluded.
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