We’ve all heard of the fancy corporate campuses that have everything from on-site doctors to state-of-the-art sports complexes available for their employees. Sounds pretty incredible… and expensive. As a small business, these larger-than-life benefits may seem out of reach, but the ability to still provide customized, comprehensive wellness isn’t. In fact, as a small business, you have the ability to provide a level of care that is highly customizable and exceeds the expectations of your employees — here’s how.
Smaller workforce equals greater visibility
As a small business, you are likely to have closer relationships with those you work with than a company with thousands of employees. As a result, leadership is more in tune with the personal lives, obligations and needs of their teams. This kind of visibility can help you focus the budget you have for wellness to address specific needs and wants.
Increased ability to make it cultural
As a smaller business, many of the changes and programs that are implemented will impact every employee. Leverage this level of intimacy to strengthen your corporate culture. Get everyone involved with their own gear (e.g. apparel, technology, etc.) or get involved with community events like races, walk-a-thons, softball teams, etc. The ability to incorporate more individuals will, therefore, increase a sense of belonging and connection — resulting in increased emotional wellness.
Easier to ask, try and change
As a smaller business, the ability to ask what your employees are interested in is a lot easier and the results a lot less overwhelming. Through in-person questioning or personal direct messages, small business leadership can get a more detailed understanding of what their employees are interested in when it comes to wellness. Also, unlike large corporations, implementing programs and initiatives have fewer hoops to jump through which results in quicker implementation and analysis of results. Consequently, your ability to respond to results and feedback is greater within a smaller, agile organization. This should provide leadership with optimism that they can find the right combination of benefits that adequately meet the needs of their workforce and not just “settle” for a generic offering that may not be the right fit.
Focus on the small details
Another area small businesses can reasonably manage is attention to the small, detailed aspects of wellness. For example, providing quality fresh fruits and vegetables doesn’t have to break the bank; these healthier options can easily become the go-to for corporate meetings and events. Stress-reducing products can be accessible in restrooms and/or throughout the office. Ergonomic furniture can be acquired. The ability to forge partnerships or arrange onsite visits/presentations from local health professional is also quite doable. When the team is smaller, the ability to incorporate some wellness details may be more manageable.
You don’t need the infrastructure
For some corporate campuses they provide onsite workplace wellness facilities; however, that’s not a majority of companies. Plus, the ability to offer an array of options doesn’t require companies to provide the physical structure. In fact, not being tethered down to offering an onsite gym or other facilities creates greater flexibility in budget and in activities offered. ClassPass Corporate for example, offers companies the ability to give employees the freedom to choose their preferred fitness or wellness activity through a network of over 20,000 studios, gyms and wellness venues around the world. As an employee, you have the flexibility and freedom to choose the fitness regimen that is right for you and your personal needs.
Learn more about how your small business can make a big impact by offering a comprehensive corporate wellness program with ClassPass Corporate.