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Key Strategies to Encourage Remote Workers to Take Advantage of Wellness Benefits

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, July 08, 2021

Making participation in the company's wellness programs easy and meaningful for remote employees would not only make them feel more connected. Still, it can also improve their physical and mental health and well-being.

Fremont, CA: The number of remote workers in many countries rose even before the COVID-19 pandemic made working from home the new standard for many companies. One should always ensure that employees feel like they are a vital part of the company and maintain contact with their coworkers. Employee happiness, efficiency, and retention are all influenced by this.

Making participation in the company's wellness programs easy and meaningful for remote employees would not only make them feel more connected. Still, it can also improve their physical and mental health and well-being.

However, conducting an online well-being survey to determine where one's workers stand in terms of mental well-being can tailor offerings to their needs. One can also build an online mental health toolkit that can be accessed freely by remote workers. A curated list of mental health tools, such as websites and phone numbers for support groups, a step-by-step overview of how to navigate the organization's mental health benefits coverage and offerings, and articles on how to treat conditions like anxiety, depressive disorders, and bipolar disorder will all in the toolkit.

These four tactics will assist companies in increasing remote employee involvement with their wellness programs.

  • Offer health services that are well-suited to live streaming and video content:

 Ensure that remote everyone can participate via video chat while organizing wellness lunch and learning workshops, conferences, demos, and classes. Remind the moderator to invite remote participants to participate entirely by asking interaction and questions.

  • Build a wellness resource library on the internet:

 Both remote and on-site workers profit from this approach, allowing them to access information and resources whenever and whatever they like. The library will provide information about your company's wellness and fitness benefits and access them; video and audio material on exercise and stress management; and scientific proof, easily accessible articles on wellness.

Details on company's fitness and well-being benefits, as well as how to access them; workout and stress management playback content; evidence-based, accessible studies on wellness issues and links to tools provided by certain wellness providers; and discounts on wellness courses, memberships, and equipment can be in the library.

  • Team up online and in-person staff for health challenges and events to strengthen relationships:

One problem that remote employees report struggling with, mainly during the pandemic, is a sense of isolation. Create wellness-based team tasks — such as miles run, steps every day, and minutes of mindfulness practice — and partner remote and in-person to combat this.

  • Support employee mental health:

The loneliness mentioned above, combined with the daily stresses of work and home, and the additional stresses caused by the pandemic, has a significant effect on employee mental health.

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