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The Significance of Employee Wellness in the Post-COVID Era

By HR Tech Outlook | Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Today, corporate wellness programs not just enhance productivity and employee engagement but also promote healthy habits and company culture. Digital solutions are increasingly being adopted across the sector to address physical and mental wellbeing

Fremont, CA: In today’s dynamic and rapidly evolving market, it is the human assets that give organizations and businesses an edge over their competitors. As employers have increasingly started to recognize this, the employee wellness programs are also evolving. Today, the wellness of an employee encompasses not just physical, mental, and financial wellbeing, but also, it’s related to in terms of corporate wellness, engagement, and productivity. By adopting an effective well-being program that aligns with their culture and goals, organizations can reciprocate the results in their desired business outcome. Top 10 Cloud Solution Companies - 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the organizations have resorted to working from home, and employee wellness has become essential than ever. Employers are increasingly worried about the wellbeing issues presented by the pandemic. Besides the potentially lethal physical health consequences, it also has mental health implications like stress, fear, and uncertainty, which can be equally devastating. In these times, when the existing habits are being disrupted, the onus has fallen on the organizations to come up with a multi-dimensional approach that could make their employees stay sound.

Today, corporate wellness programs not just enhance productivity and employee engagement but also promote healthy habits and company culture. Digital solutions are increasingly being adopted across the sector to address physical and mental wellbeing. Big data, predictive analytics, and tech solutions are at the core of this digital paradigm. For instance, digital platforms are being integrated with existing HR solutions to offer custom fitness classes and wellness solutions. Similarly, tech solutions like digital sleep therapy are being used for the employees, which could be accessed through a smartphone or computer. Coronavirus toolkits are also available in the market today to keep employees educated, healthy, and engaged during the crisis.

Needless to say, the employee profile has also changed in recent years. The millennials and Gen Z constitute the majority of the workforce today, and they are more sensitive to mental, physical, and financial health than their predecessors. They prefer to associate with companies that take care of their wellbeing, and it’s not going to change once the crisis is over, but would rather intensify. Hence, employee wellbeing now has become not just a means for employers to keep their employees mentally, physically, and financially sound, but also a strategy to future-proof their workforce.

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