12 New Year’s Resolutions for HR and Payroll – Continued
5. Plan your week
Taking five or 10 minutes at the beginning and the end of the week to plan is a wonderful thing. Not only are you slowing down for a couple of minutes, but you are organizing! What are your goals for the upcoming week? What did you accomplish this week? (This is where you should stop and reflect, smile, and feel good about getting something down in the middle of the zoo.) What do you need and want to accomplish next week? Now at the beginning of the following week, go back over this list. Has anything changed? A lot of times priorities look different after a day or two. Update the list if need be and start your week. You have already accomplished something very important!
6. Create a wellness program
A wellness program sounds complicated and fancy, but it doesn’t have to be. If it is in the budget, then help employees get gym memberships. If it isn’t, then create other ways to support healthy living. A healthy, happy employee is much less likely to call in sick and much more fun to work with. Some ideas that can be implemented at very little cost include:
Create a weight loss group – employees weigh in each week, set goals, maybe give a reward at the end of a set amount of time;
Coordinate monthly hikes – on a weekend set up a hike, have employees invite family along or even take off early from the office on Friday and walk to a nearby park;
Stop filling the fridge or vending machines with sugar – look at healthier options, use sparkling waters or natural sodas, supply fruit and gum, rather than candy bars;
Call a local healthy restaurant – have a chef come in and talk to your employees about ordering healthier options when they go out. This will drive business to the restaurant and show the employees that you care about their well being.
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