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How to Encourage Remote Employees to Use Wellness Benefits?

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, April 02, 2021

HR pros need to Make sure that remote workers can easily participate via video chat while organizing wellness lunch and learn workshops, conferences, demos, and classes.

Fremont, CA: The number of remote workers in the United States was rising even before the COVID-19 pandemic made working from home the new standard for many employees. Ensure that these employees feel like they are a critical part of the company and that they maintain communication with their peers. Employee happiness, efficiency, and retention are all affected by this.

Making it simple and meaningful for remote workers to participate in the company's wellness programs will not only make them feel more connected but can also improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Let us look at some ideas that can help improve remote employee engagement:

Offering Health Services That Are Well-Suited to Live Streaming and Video Content: HR pros need to Make sure that remote workers can easily participate via video chat while organizing wellness lunch and learn workshops, conferences, demos, and classes. Presenters need to invite remote participants to participate entirely by inviting interaction and questions that the class or presentation includes special equipment that HR pros will be supplying to in-person participants, such as a resistance band, ingredients for a safe cooking demonstration, or a log for monitoring behaviors, they need to provide the same equipment and supplies to remote participants, or reimburse them for purchasing their own supplies. If a company has remote workers in various time zones, HR pros should make sure the event is recorded and give them a link so they can watch it when it's convenient for them.

Building a Wellness Resource Library on the Internet: Both remote and on-site workers profit from this approach, as it allows them to access information and resources whenever and wherever they want. Details on a company's fitness and wellbeing benefits, as well as how to access them; exercise and stress management video and audio content; evidence-based, accessible articles on wellness issues and links to tools should be provided by wellness providers; and discounts on wellness courses, memberships, and equipment can all be found in the library. Remote workers should be able to ask questions of HR staff, make suggestions for potential services and benefits, and get answers to commonly asked questions about the company's health offerings via the library, which HR pros can make more interactive by using a chatbot or live chat with an HR team member if necessary.

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