Back for a third year is Ireland’s National Workplace Wellbeing Day, taking place on Friday 31st March 2017. We’ve long been supporters of this fantastic campaign as it directly relates to what we do as Dublin’s best office fruit delivery service – we’re passionate about employee wellbeing, health and happiness and so are these guys. It’s time that Ireland’s employers put more focus on their employee wellbeing and Workplace Wellbeing Day is the perfect time to show you care.
Last year over 300 companies spanning the public and private sectors participated in the event, which aims to improve employee wellbeing by promoting better exercise and healthier nutrition in the workplace – something The Fruit People can help with!
Research that has emerged this year shows that only a quarter of workers in Ireland (26%) take the recommended level of exercise for a healthy lifestyle each week. The initiative comes from Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) and is supported by Ibec. Its CEO, Danny McCoy, said: “As a nation, we all know that we need to get healthier. There is no better place to start than in the workplace, where we spend so much of our time. Research amongst employees in Ireland shows that the majority are more likely to stay longer with employers who show an interest in their health and wellbeing.”
He added: “We’re encouraging companies across the length and breadth of the country to mark Friday, 31st March with some healthy and fun workplace ideas. No matter how big or small the event, a fitness class, a cookery demo, or a health check for example, the important thing is that it gets employees thinking about their health. The more adventurous can tackle the ‘Lunchtime Mile’ where staff run, jog or cycle one mile in the vicinity of the workplace.”
The national Workplace Wellbeing Awards, recognising employers across both sectors that are excelling at promoting workplace wellbeing within their organisations, will also be announced on Workplace Wellbeing Day this Friday, sponsored by Mercer.
Further details of how companies can get involved in this year’s Workplace Wellbeing Day are available at www.fdii.ie/wellbeing and we’re always on hand too to offer healthy eating advice to businesses, see our blog for more articles on workplace wellbeing and health and fitness in the office.