Champagne, Times Square, resolutions. As the year becomes new again, your employees will celebrate with time honored traditions such as making resolutions for the new year. But keeping resolutions can be difficult.
Popular New Year’s Resolution
According to Statistic Brain, around 41 percent of Americans make resolutions, but only a little over nine percent of Americans were successful in completing their resolutions. According to Google searches, the most common resolutions – and the ones your employees are probably thinking about right now – are:
- Get Healthy.
- Get Organized.
- Live Life to the Fullest.
- Learn New Hobbies.
- Spend Less/Save More.
- Read More.
So how can you support your employees in their resolutions and make 2018 their best year ever? Here are some tips.
There are some simple changes you can make to your employee benefits that will go a long way with those new year resolutions. In regard to being getting healthy, you can offer a gym membership or reimbursement for one in your medical insurance package. Another simple benefit is offering free fruit in the office.
Helping your employees achieve a balance between their work life and personal life can help them achieve some popular resolutions such as living life to the fullest or traveling more. Some simple ways to help are to make turning off communications during vacation time mandatory, sponsor family-friendly work activities and encourage regular breaks to prevent burnout. Another way to support work-life balance is to offer workplace flexibility if you can. Some positions may need to be in the office, but there may be some that can and do well working remotely.
Prevent Harmful Foods and Substances
Are donuts common in your break room or celebrations? How about beer? Do you have employees who smoke? Next time your office has a celebration, think of food, drinks or activities that are healthier. Perhaps instead of hosting the next office celebration at a sports bar, you could have your event at a movie theater or theme park.