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Key Ways to Double Down on Employee Wellbeing

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, March 11, 2021

Employee welfare is built on ownership and purpose, and successful assistance would be based on their individual needs and preferences. Encourage workers to set thoughtful, attainable health goals for themselves and work together to make those goals a reality over time.

Fremont, CA: The last year has been a challenge unlike any people could have expected for representatives of HR departments and People teams around the world. It's as if each employee's social, emotional, and professional lives were thrown into a blender, and only the combined efforts of inside and outside HR enabled us to begin putting the pieces back together. Of course, many large and small companies were unable to survive such widespread change, and many more are still struggling on both an organizational and individual level. Job and personal life have become inextricably linked in today's world. HR and people leaders now more than ever have a duty to assist workers in striking a balance between the two.

Companies can encourage their employees' overall wellness by linking them to the tools they need to sustain themselves and bring their most complete selves to work by using the following elements.

Wellness Goals

It is difficult to get to a destination without a map. Employee welfare is built on ownership and purpose, and successful assistance would be based on their individual needs and preferences. Encourage workers to set thoughtful, attainable health goals for themselves and work together to make those goals a reality over time. Organizations can help them get started by suggesting specific areas of focus and asking questions that will help them get started. Also, keep in mind that we live in a world where linear development isn't always possible; make sure to set employee health goals and objectives in this real-world context from the start.

Mental Health

Mental wellbeing is a problem for both employers and workers, as their livelihoods, health, and the health of their loved ones are constantly in jeopardy. Since no single program for employee outreach or assistance can provide universal accommodation, it's critical to place power in the hands of individuals and ensure that they understand how to use it. Be explicit with the people on how to access these resources and make the most of them when it matters, whether it's a business EAP or insurance package, an external wellness resource, support services, or a time-off policy. While people have grown accustomed to the pandemic over time, there are still aspects of it that will never feel natural. Employers should make sure workers feel validated in whatever mood they are in and do all they can to provide them with positive support before they ask for it.

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