Poor Nurse Health = Poor Productivity

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, April 16th, 2015

Unhealthy habits in the workforce have a profound financial impact on healthcare facilities. In addition to the financial costs, productivity decreases when workers are plagued with poor health. A reason to embed SelfCare into healthcare cultures? I think so!

Many employers are unsure how to go about it, yet it is vitally important for employers to take the lead on workplace health initiatives.

Healthy NurseThe good news is that there are effective programs available. Employers can create a workplace that promotes healthy activities, which will improve employee satisfaction and productivity.

Once employers understand the connection between health and performance, it becomes easier to connect wellness to productivity.

To achieve healthy workplaces, employers must give staff the tools they need to improve and maintain their own health. Getting their peers involved is even better as they inspire each other to adopt healthier habits.

Studies show that individual behavior (good or bad) is heavily influenced by peers.

To learn how to create healthy workplaces and engage staff in their own wellness and SelfCare visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. What are your main challenges in getting your healthcare staff healthy? Contact me today for a free consultation!

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