In today’s post-pandemic world, employee wellness has become a key topic of discussion within the business world. Regardless of its size and area of operation, every organization has started to undertake several measures to promote healthy lifestyles among employees and their dependents. But why has employee wellness become an integral part of the corporate strategy? The answer lies within the disruptions that the pandemic has brought.
There is no way to deny that Covid-19 has brought a once-in-a-lifetime shift. It has taught people the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Simultaneously, they also expect their employers to support their health goals and objectives. In the present situation, businesses without a proper employee wellness strategy struggle to hire talented people and retain them. A prime example of this is the trend of “great resignation.”
Hybrid or remote working is another trend driving organizations to consider their wellness initiatives seriously. Without daily interactions with colleagues, many employees are becoming emotionally vulnerable – add to this the continuous performance pressure. All these factors are hindering people’s productivity, which can be detrimental to businesses.
Employee wellness is no longer a ‘nice to have’ strategy; it has direct impacts on the bottom line of a business. This is the high time for organizations to implement the right employee benefit programs that can truly drive positive outcomes for them. However, it often becomes a cumbersome affair for the HR personnel to design the right strategy and balance their daily responsibilities – given their busy schedule. The situation necessitates organizations to find the right partner with extensive experience in architecting comprehensive employee benefit programs, going beyond the traditional manual programs.
In this edition of HR Tech Outlook, we present you with a list of emerging leaders in the employee wellness space. They have the experience, passion, and knowledge to revamp this space.
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