posted by: LIT First Aid on: May 23, 2019

If you’re a business owner, then you should be concerned with delivering the best service possible and generating a profit, but that’s not all: you also need to ensure that your staff are physically and mentally well. You give them a paycheck, yes, but when they’re dedicating so much of their time to your business, it’s also important that you’re looking after their overall wellbeing as well. But how do you do this? We take a look at a few ways below.

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Time off

Your staff aren’t always going to be at the top of their game. They’re going to have days when they’re ill, or need to run an errand for a family member, or any of the other legitimate reasons that can require them to be off work. You’ll be doing your team players a great service by permitting this time off, as and when it’s needed. They wouldn’t ask if they didn’t need it.

In the outdoors

We spend so much of our time inside, but really, we are supposed to be in the outdoors! You can bring a touch of nature back into your staff’s lives by incorporating an outside seating area at your office. Bonus points if you set up a communal vegetable garden -- it’ll boost your team’s happiness like nothing else.

Signs of burnout

You might be an easygoing boss, but some people are their own slave drivers. If you see someone pushing themselves to the brink, demand that they take some time out. Working to the absolute limit is good for no one.

You can prepare your team to deal with psychological issues by offering a Psychological First Aid course at your workplace. As part of their training, your staff will learn the Red Cross Look, Listen, Live model, and also learn some useful tips for handling different types of stress.

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