Don Hernandez, CEO
Today, 80% of people cite stress in the workplace as contributing toward health issues and loss of productivity at work. With increasing employee absenteeism, loss of focus, cost of employee turnover and replacement, plus lack of engagement, stress is having a widespread and costly impact. Add in the impact of employees and their loved ones struggling with anxiety, depression and Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and the costs to organizations in the USA alone are in the billions of dollars.
It is important to note that most often organizations are unaware of the impact of these factors and are consistently paying in terms of lost productivity. “How can we better understand the effectiveness of our wellness spending and how can we reallocate our investment to reduce those costs?”—is currently the biggest question haunting enterprises that are spending millions of dollars on employee absenteeism, turnover and replacement, as well as increasing health care premiums. Enlyte has a solution to address these issues. Governed by a mission to support and promote the healthy mental well-being of employees, Enlyte offers tools and personalized support to those who need it, exactly when they need it.“Our focus is to help companies reduce costs by using machine learning to provide a personalized support system for struggling employees, their families, and people they care about,” says Don Hernandez, CEO of Enlyte. “In addition, Enlyte can take the pulse of an organization and people’s state of engagement, providing better insight with evidence-based information on the effectiveness of employee wellness programs.”
Enlyte’s patent-pending, bot-based conversational platform was developed to understand the habits and triggers of productivity loss with employees due to stresses including SUDs and provide the required support on a personal level.
Brian Day, CSO
“We have co-developed the solution with scientific partners from prominent global mental health institutions to include support focused on SUDs and depression,” explains Brian Day, CSO of Enlyte. “From the increasing number of employees suffering from SUDs, only ten percent receive the help they need. Even after going through a treatment program, between 60-85 percent relapse to the source of addiction within the first 90 days,” he adds. Enlyte follows the ideology of a stigma-free and private way that understands the triggers and diverts them by offering guidance at the right time to overcome the craving to consume and revert to their source of addiction. Similarly, to combat stress, anxiety and depression issues, Enlyte’s bot platform empowers employees to better understand and combat these issues and offers guidance as required.
From Burnout to Brilliance
Enlyte’s platform can be easily integrated with the client’s existing systems, such as HRIS solutions to provide daily feedback on the correlation between wellness spending and productivity. “Our platform can scale as organizations discover the possibilities of automated support for the workforce that can help people to better manage stress and other issues to be more productive,” says Hernandez. While employee progress data is provided to the organizations to track performance and improve wellness program ROI, it is kept completely confidential and maintains the anonymity of the individual.
Understanding the dire need for a solution addressing the most common pain points among employees in the current marketplace, Enlyte is set to add the right components to its product to continue its growth.“We aim to bring a product that not only improves employee wellness and decreases costs, but also reduces the stigma around addictions. Our solution seeks to support individuals, families, employees, organizations, and society as a whole,” concludes Hernandez.