8 tips to improve shift-based employees’ health and wellness that won’t break your budget

Flexibility, autonomy and employee empowerment are key to survival and revival during these uncertain times. Here’s how to maximize productivity amid ongoing turmoil.

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Employee health and wellness initiatives have taken center stage in a way no employer could have envisioned before COVID-19 began its destructive rampage around the world. To address some of the challenges, some forward-thinking employers have enhanced employee health care and dependent-care benefits, which can be costly.

Still, organizations without the resources to revamp their benefits packages can make simple and effective operational changes to safeguard shift-based employees’ physical health, reduce stress and provide peace of mind for workers and employers alike. Better yet, these changes won’t require a significant budget to implement, and many will save money and increase productivity.

Leverage an employee scheduling app.

  • Apps eliminate the need for hourly employees to congregate in the same area to find out when they’re scheduled to work, which can cause a significant amount of unnecessary and risky contact.
  • A digital option also makes it easier for supervisors and employees to manage schedules. Managers can make changes to the schedule and push them out to employees, who have their shifts available right on their phones.

Switch to digital timesheets.

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