Health, Wellbeing & Other Work Life Balance Employer Ideas

Employers can offer a range of extra products or services to assist their staff to achieve work life balance. Organisations may offer flexible working arrangements and additional leave entitlements, however health, wellbeing and other work life balance extras can provide the extra support needed to play an even bigger role in fostering happy and healthy staff.

See below for some examples of balancing extras that can be provided to your workforce:

Option Details Example
Employee Assistance Program An anonymous confidential counselling services provided by an external provider that includes a certain number of sessions per employee (and sometimes their immediate family) per year. Sally’s mother died and has been having difficulty coping with her lose. She has been given access to five free counselling sessions by the organisation’s EAP to help her through this difficult time.
Wellness Program A tailored program aimed to assist employees to improve their health. A wellness program may include health assessments, flu vaccinations, health seminars, massages, skin checks, weight loss initiatives etc. Services may not all necessarily be covered by the organisation, however subsidies may be available to employees who access these services. Jeff works outdoors as part of his job and his organisation provides all the necessary property, plant and equipment for him to perform his work. His employer’s wellness program includes a free health assessment every year and skin checks every quarter to ensure that he has no traces of skin cancer.