Wellbeing programs are proving they help keep us connected. Here’s how.
Even though there may be hope on the horizon for a vaccine for COVID-19, we know we’ll likely spend the next few months living the same way we’ve spent the past several months. Many workplace cultures have taken a hit, but some of the most effective companies are incorporating some simple tools to keep their teams engaged.
This is the second of three posts sharing best practices to keep teams engaged, cultures strong and company burnout out bay. Here’s what best-in-class companies are doing to adapt and what you can learn from their takeaways. The first can be found here.
Here are just a few tools that are
helping keep cultures strong right now:
Using mobile technology to communicate: 70% of employers used or wish they could have used mobile technology to communicate with employees during the pandemic. We’ve all relied on our phones a lot more over the past several months to keep us connected to friends and family – but they can be great for making sure your teams stay connected too.
Offering telemedicine opportunities: 59% of employers reported digitally-delivered healthcare as the most prevalent and fastest-growing tactic for healthcare cost management, with the adoption of telemedicine highest among organizations with less than 1,000 employees. In the interest of safety, employees everywhere are seeking out telephonic and digital options.
Talking to employees about what comes next: A recent study by Gallagher shows that 86% of employers expect to retain their pandemic work-at-home policies after it’s deemed safe to return to the workplace. Social tools and holistic wellbeing resources can help at-home employees feel connected and cared for. Let your employees know how you’re thinking and planning for a post-COVID reality. They’ll appreciate the transparency and flexibility.
The rise of at-home work environments and the popularity of digital healthcare have increased the need for a well-strategized technology and communication solution. This is where your wellbeing program can be especially useful – it can provide a centralized online hub to promote the breadth of your benefits offerings, connect employees to your culture and provide holistic resources. At Navigate, our goal is to make your life easier with our platform’s communications tools, flexible technology, and group challenges all of these tools on our platform.
Right now this journey is really hard – but your
wellbeing program can help make your life easier.
We all know that employees are happiest and most productive when they are engaged with their coworkers and their company culture—and we’re here to help. We’ll be back in a couple of weeks with more strategies you can use to lessen end of year burnout and keep motivation going with your wellbeing program.
https://www.ajg.com/us/2020-hr-technology-pulse-survey-report/ 70% of employers used or wish they could have used mobile technology to communicate with employees during the pandemic. We’ve all relied on our phones a lot more over the past several months to keep us connected to friends and family – but they can be great for making sure your teams stay connected too.