More and more companies are investing time and money into the wellbeing of their team. You can find wonderful and unique perks companies offer in to improve the health & wellness of their employees. I’m happy to say that this has become the standard. And rightly so. Every sick day is time lost in productivity.
So how do you prevent people from getting sick? You cannot totally prevent this, especially in the Nordic countries but you can take steps to promote a healthier lifestyle, keep stress levels low and show some appreciation to your most valuable asset, which is your team.
Here we have compiled a list of 19 companies in Finland that go the extra mile. Let’s look at what they do to keep their team at their best possible health.
Regular health checks are very important. Regrettably, people don’t visit the doctors regularly and underlying health issues that could be fixed easily, get discovered in the late stages. By adding health checks as part of company perks in combination with reminders to actually go and see the doctor can go a long way.
In addition to this, there’s evidence that being on point about your team’s wellbeing can boost work morale quite significantly. Keeping in mind of course that this is a delicate and private matter.
All of the following could be addressed during a health check that The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies as key risk factors to health:
- Drinking alcohol
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High blood glucose
- Poorly balanced diet
- Lack of exercise
In addition to discovering some health issues that need interference, regular health checks can point out some lifestyle choices that could be changed and give you the push you need to transform to a healthier lifestyle, such as quitting smoking for example.
Here are some of the companies in Finland that offer health checks on MeetFrank:
Nortal jobs, VALA Group jobs, Knowit jobs, Teamit jobs, Qentinel jobs, Pixels jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Plan Brothers jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs, Nostemedia jobs
Check their profiles in the links to find out what they do and how they take care of their teams.
These companies offer flu vaccinations on the house on top of the health checks:
Mental health support is on the agenda for these guys:
It goes without saying that nutrition is one of the key factors to a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, even people at a healthy weight, poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. These include heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems.
Always sticking to a healthy diet is harder than you’d expect. Here a little nudge from your workplace and colleagues can go a long way. Healthy snacks rather than chocolate available for the whole team helps healthy eating become a habit.
These companies offer fresh fruit & veg in the office
Remote work is starting to become the norm in all different types of businesses. From startups to public sector to corporate to SME’s. There’s more than enough research to suggest that remote work can help keep stress levels down and boost productivity.
More and more companies in Finland are adding remote work to their perks. Depending on the company, some offer 100% remote positions, some choose to have a few days per week working from home.
Here are companies offering remote work in Finland on MeetFrank:
G-Works jobs, Nortal jobs, Nostemedia jobs, Hiq jobs, VALA Group jobs, Knowit jobs, Teamit jobs, Qentinel jobs, Pixels jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Plan Brothers jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, Verkkokaupa jobs, Advance B2B jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs
Fitness & Healthy Body
Healthy eating is the key to keeping on top of your health but that is far from all. To keep a healthy body and mind you also need to keep active. This can be difficult to keep track of when you’re at an office job and only stand up a few times per day. On the other hand, gym memberships can be costly.
This is where a fitness culture at work can go a long way to keep you at your fittest. Rather than beers at the pub, having team sports events on the agenda can also help teamwork and boost overall work morale.
Here are some companies getting their team to be more active by offering gym membership:
These guys also do team sport events:
Ergonomics perks and/or standing desks
Nortal jobs, Nostemedia jobs, Hiq jobs, VALA Group jobs, Knowit jobs, Teamit jobs, Qentinel jobs, Pixels jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Plan Brothers jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, Advance B2B jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs
Some employers that really stood out:
G-works, Hiq & Trimble have a meditation room.
Knowit offers an online training program including: time management, mindfulness, weight control, teamwork, efficiency and much more.
Advance B2B does weekly stretching classes in the office.
F-Secure takes it a step further with their own in-house gym.
Qentinel a paid child care service in case your kids get ill. Most of the time the parents choose to stay at home with kids however if there’s an important presentation or some reason why parent cannot be present at home, Qentinel covers the cost.
Check out all the companies and what they have to offer in the MeetFrank app.
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