The 2015 Approach: Why Employers Are Shifting from Wellness to Well-Being
Workplace Wellness A head-to-toe well-being approach does more than create a healthy workplace—it’s good for business.
For organizations large or small, employees are our greatest assets. As employers, we have the power to orchestrate a well-being culture that attracts, motivates, engages and retains extraordinary people.
By expanding our benefits programs to focus on overall employee well-being, we create a work environment that can reduce employee stress and anxiety, initiate a higher level of job performance, and develop a greater sense of company loyalty.
With the shift from corporate wellness programs to employee well-being strategies, employers have the opportunity to look beyond an employee’s mere physical health and create a head-to-toe well-being strategy that touches the emotional, mental, spiritual and financial health of your workforce.
"Top-talent employees have more choices than they used to, and successful companies who recognize and implement a well-being culture are distinguishing themselves from the competition and fast becoming an employer of choice."
Now more than ever, top-talent employees have more choices than they used to, and successful companies who recognize and implement a well-being culture are distinguishing themselves from the competition and fast becoming an employer of choice.
You’ll most likely find that employee well-being is not a one-size-fits-all model. Whether it’s implementing a flexible work schedule, offering tuition reimbursement, elder-care assistance, financial literacy classes, or stress reduction skills such as fitness or yoga, this is your chance to unleash your potential.
As we recognize Employee Wellbeing Month, I encourage you to evaluate your organization’s well-being programs. As employers, are we doing enough to listen to our employees and give them the support they need at work and in their personal lives? Companies need not be afraid. Ask your employees what’s missing from their well-being experience and more importantly what they need to be successful at work.
Creating a healthy and productive workforce, is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also good for business. And, if you look deep within the hearts and minds of your workforce, you’ll find the right combination of well-being offerings that attracts, motivates, engages and retains your extraordinary talent. Creating an environment where employees bring their authentic self to work – is a meaningful well-being shift that makes good companies, great.