Business.gov.au have published tips for business owners on how to keep their employees fit and healthy.
Business.gov.au have published their tips due to the current cold and flu season and emphasise the benefits of a healthy workplace, which include but are not limited to: reduction in absenteeism, limited increased workloads for healthy employees, happier staff, showing a commitment to employee wellbeing, and improved business reputation.
Business.gov.au go on to provide tips on creating a happy and healthy workplace, focusing both on physical and mental health. Their tips include free employee flu vaccinations, encouraging regular exercise and healthy through workplace initiatives such as social sport and providing appliances so staff can bring in their own meals, and encouraging proper hygiene by providing hygiene products for employees.
Business.gov.au also emphasise the importance of also focusing on keeping employees mentally fit and healthy, as it is one of the leading causes of absenteeism. Their tips include providing adequate lunch breaks and ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance.