The Importance of Employee Wellbeing in the Great Resignation Era

HR Tech Outlook | Wednesday, May 18, 2022

As the line between work and life becomes increasingly blurred, HR leaders emphasize employee well-being and mental health. This emphasis on employee well-being is critical for building workplace resilience.

Fremont, CA: Employee well-being has evolved beyond physical well-being to include the development of a culture of holistic well-being, which includes physical, emotional, financial, social, career, community, and purpose. The growing need for flexibility in where, when, and how employees work is at the heart of this. Below mentioned are seven pillars of employee well-being to help leaders build policies based on the wellbeing of employees.

Physical Well-Being is the first pillar

Consider the year 2015, when an increasing number of corporations prioritized physical wellness and implemented a slew of corporate activity challenges at work. Physical fitness nowadays encompasses many factors such as exercise, sleep, overall lifestyle, and food choices. Forward-thinking businesses emphasize the importance of daily habits in improving one's physical well-being.

Pillar 2: Job Satisfaction

The pandemic has caused an increasing number of workers to reconsider their career goals. According to the Prudential Pulse of the American Worker Survey, a quarter of workers still plan to look for a new job once the pandemic is over, and 48 percent are rethinking the job they want in the future. The need to continue working is driving this talent migration.

The Third Pillar is Financial Well-being

Employees who have experienced increased financial stress due to the pandemic are four times more likely to admit that their finances have been a distraction at work. They are also more likely to look for a new job with a company they believe is more concerned with their financial well-being than their current one.

The Fourth Pillar is Social Well-being

Having meaningful friendships in your personal and professional life is one of the most important predictors of long-term happiness.

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