Ardmac this year took part in National Workplace Wellbeing Day, an initiative to help improve employee health through promoting better nutrition and physical activity. According to the Nutrition & Health Foundation (NHF), four out of five employees point to a positive link between their health and wellbeing and their company‘s productivity. Two in five claim that sickness and absenteeism are a barrier to productivity within their workplace.
“Ardmac believes that the health and wellbeing of staff is of paramount importance,” explains Debbie Treacy, Ardmac’s human resource manager. “Taking this into consideration, we have introduced a health and wellbeing programme, called Be at Your Best.
“Our aim is to introduce some initiatives throughout the year, as part of a structured programme. This year marked Ardmac’s first time being involved in National Workplace Wellbeing Day. We look forward to making it an annual event.”
Ardmac put together the following programme to help mark National Wellbeing Day for 2016.
Fruit Delivery: Employees enjoyed a fruit delivery by Country Crest.
Head and Shoulder Massage: Ardmac engaged a company ‘Stressless’ to come to the office for the day to provide 15-minute massages.
The Lunchtime Mile: To promote physical activity Ardmac staff invited staff to participate in a “lunchtime mile”.