By Celia Willis
Almost overnight, a new specialty has emerged in professional services: wellness for remote workers. Salesforce, Axis Bank, Google, Nike and Microsoft all are hosting online meditation sessions for their thousands of employees now working from home. Supporting workforce wellness shows employees you care and contributes to a company’s overall success by increasing engagement, productivity and morale, and decreasing absenteeism.
Limeade Institute’s “Science of Care” report found that when workers feel their employers care about them, they are:
- Nine times more likely to stay at their company for three years or more
- Four times less likely to suffer from stress and burnout
- Two times more likely to be engaged at work
Additionally, according to HERO Health, the nation’s leading collective of health and well-being experts, company leaders have tremendous influence when it comes to encouraging buy-in for well-being initiatives. Employees are more likely to make their well-being a priority when their leaders do the same.
Bottom line: caring for and engaging employees through wellness initiatives and programs leads to healthier employees and a healthier bottom line. But how do you go from building the case for employee wellness to making it a reality?
We developed Thrive: Wellness Through Community to help company leaders implement a wellness program quickly and simply. Our program incorporates a variety of features to create a holistic, well-rounded program for employees, including:
- Individual and group exercises
- Guided activities
- A customized wellness path based on established personas
- Humor (sometimes laughter really is the best medicine)
- Meditation opportunities
- And more
The comprehensive program was created jointly by wellness coaches and experts in employee engagement. It provides a structured, community approach designed to make prioritizing wellness more accessible and attainable in the workplace. The program provides personalized tools, coaching and connects participants with other employees to build community and accountability around adopting healthier behaviors.
It’s time for companies and leaders to step up and truly take care of their people in a meaningful way. It’s not enough to simply tell remote employees to avoid working too much or to take care of themselves. Employees don’t want to be lectured about stress management; they want to be actively de-stressed. And this is the most effective coming from company leaders.
If you have a need to build wellness and community for your organization, we would love to help. Start by downloading our free wellness workbook or schedule a demo to see what our program is all about. If you’re interested, we can white-label the program for your company and launch it within a few weeks. Contact us and learn more about Thrive: Wellness Through Community today.