It's hard to believe we're already four months into the new year! Employers are still adjusting and raising their health programs for the rest of the year.
So, what are employee welfare trends still to think about for 2021?
We know that COVID turned everyone's world upside down and an emphasis is now placed on holistic well-being and mental health. Business Group on Health reported from its 2021 major survey of the employer plan that:
“ 45% of employees believe that the care strategy is a critical component of the overall workplace strategy which was 36% .
Therefore, a greater focus is needed on holistic well-being instead of just focusing on physical activity. This in turn creates the need for the programs to be more than just a step challenge, hiking club, etc. They must incorporate the eight dimensions of well-being in order to round off an overall strategy for employees.
Companies that switch to this mentality are focused on employee satisfaction and retention. By expanding the mental health resources, it will also help employees' account of the suffering that has arisen from the pandemic. The standard states, " 80% of employees report feeling very bothered by the pandemic." who do not have an EAP research one and those who have an EAP update the number of free sessions that employees must use. Employers want to provide online access for convenience, as well as to recognize mental health issues, and conduct anti-stigma campaigns around it. ] says, " 81% of employees report that they feel great financial stress since COVID." The value of recognizing here is that not only your soon-to-be retirees can benefit from financial well-being but all of your
Overall, if you're still wondering how you can improve your 2021 health program, start by considering one of the three well-being trends that employees are looking for and interested in.