Article featured on Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce:
The wellness movement has grown immensely over the past few years with increased awareness and education surrounding mental health and wellbeing. This has led to employers considering how best they can support their workforce.
Employee wellbeing is a key asset to all businesses. When your workforce is happy, healthy and encouraged to have a work-life balance; productivity levels rise and in turn, benefits the business as a whole. As a company, it can be extremely beneficial to develop a wellbeing strategy as with this in place you can ensure all employees are being taken care of. Additionally, it may also be the perfect time to review your accommodation options for those travelling on behalf of the company.
Whilst travelling for business can be fun and exciting, it can also be difficult living away from home for extended periods of time. This is why it is vital to carefully consider living arrangements for your employees.
Favoured for granting guests with extra living space, as well as offering great value for money, the Serviced Apartment industry is on the rise. Serviced Apartment providers create a ‘home from home’ experience, allowing for a seamless transition when working away from home.
‘You Are Home’, a local serviced apartment provider, demonstrates some key positives of choosing this form of accommodation for the wellness of your employees.
The Positives of a Serviced Apartment for Workforce Wellbeing by You Are Home:
Space – More than just a bedroom; guests have the ability to unpack, spread out and really settle in. All You Are Home apartments are equipped with homely touches and feature a large open-plan living space with one or even two bedrooms with the potential to convert to an office for that ideal work from home set up. All locations also come with access to a wide range of on-site amenities such as resident lounges, gyms and co-working spaces plus many more bespoke extras.
Community – In an apartment setting, you are welcomed into a community of people. Frequent residential events create a social atmosphere and there is something for everyone to get involved in; examples include: pop up vendors, fitness classes and social clubs.
Support – As part of the service suggested in the term ‘Serviced Apartment’, guests are supported throughout their stay with the goal to make them as comfortable as possible. The team at You Are Home are all friendly Manchester locals who are on hand at all times and will become a familiar face to you due to their presence within the building.
Self-sufficiency – One of the main selling points of a Serviced Apartment is the ability for the guest to be self-sufficient should they wish to be. Apartments are provided fully furnished with an equipped kitchen and washing/drying facilities, allowing guests to go about their day with ease. The convenience of being able to make home-cooked meals allows guests to feel settled faster and to live a healthy lifestyle. Not only is this convenient but it also gives the option of privacy for workers as they are able to remain in their apartment rather than having to constantly seek services elsewhere.
So, when planning accommodation options for your employees, consider how best to care for them whilst they travel. By choosing a Serviced Apartment, your employees will have a more comfortable and positive experience, significantly reducing the potential of any negative impacts of working away from home.
As a Serviced Accommodation provider, You Are Home cater exclusively to business travellers focusing on relocations and the working away from home experience in Manchester. By focusing solely on business travellers (not leisure stays), the guest experience is enhanced by ensuring that you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals staying for the same purpose.
Visit their website to read more about their locations and services or make an enquiry now by contacting the team below.
01615 330 634