The simple answer to this is ‘yes’. With the NHS, the Government and the World Health Organisation all reporting about this particular virus as being of pandemic proportions, everyone should be concerned about the health of your employees and the health and survival of your company.
Inside everyone is the knowledge that exercise is important for the human body to function at full capacity. But sometimes, the will to ‘get up and get moving’ eludes us, particularly in colder weather. The desire to stay under the warm and cosy duvet or stretch out on the sofa watching an old movie and eating popcorn, seems far more desirable.
As a new employee in an organisation, whether large or small, it can be quite a daunting prospect – it is likely that they may have only met the HR department, or their immediate boss, or perhaps the owner of the company – this will depend on the size of the new place of employment. You will now have the task of ensuring that they have a smooth integration with their colleagues, and that the ‘daily grind’ is as pleasurable and fulfilling as possible in the very early stages. Questions will undoubtedly be asked as to whether there are any health benefits in place, and this is more and more important with the ever-increasing workload of a GP surgery.