The Unified Total-Wellbeing Platform Making Differences Today
Nothing is possible without employees, and the best employees are happy at work. In the last twelve months, most companies’ workers have been under significant emotional strain with the stresses of home-working enforced on them and the ever-present threat of the COVID-19 tainting daily activities.
The best employers see their employees as profit centres, not costs, and undertake to promote the idea of a contented workforce.
That’s where LifeWorks comes in. It’s a technology platform that provides all employees with easy access to multiple resources: personalised information on key topics, peer recognition, connectivity, everyday assistance, and positive, health-promoting messages and resources. LifeWorks is the world’s only comprehensive wellbeing platform that organisations can use to positively and proactively promote healthier and happier employees.
There are plenty of HR apps out there intended for everyday use, but in reality, they are never really bought-into by employees. The typical usage pattern for these types of applications is a few days’ interest, followed by most staff ignoring the app altogether.
That’s because these types of platforms do not place the employee’s interests and wellbeing at their centre. But a true EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) helps relieve personal problems (including work-related conflicts) and promotes better health and a healthier work-life balance. With LifeWorks, content can vary between video, text, podcasts, and personalised messages that provide physical training programs, mental health “workouts,” access to counselling and support networks, and much more.
Any existing EAP can be transformed with as much or as little as is required from the different resources LifeWorks has access to, like workplace training, team coaching, personal finance lessons, and even reward programs where discounts and offers can be unlocked.
The app can provide guided health assessments for mental and physical health, and the tech connects easily with wearables like smartwatches that monitor physical activity. Any activity can be “game-ified” to encourage a little healthy team-to-team rivalry. Plus, everyone can receive tips on positive lifestyle changes, mindfulness advice, and personalised recognition for successes both in and out of work.
More engaged, productive, and happy employees work more effectively, take less time off, are less likely to move onto a new job, and will contribute positively to all the organisation’s activities — and all this can be aided using a simple mobile app that reaches the entirety of the workforce.
According to the World Health Organization, 20 percent of employees battle with mental health issues, and, of course, these are brought with the employee into the workplace. The current strange working conditions that many live with daily have only exacerbated this situation, and employers are increasingly looking to support their staff in any way they can.
Naturally, any help offered is, as of itself, a positive thing to do, but in purely financial terms, promoting employee happiness and engagement makes superb sense. In 99% of cases, the investment companies make in their employees is their most considerable outlay every year. When manufacturing companies might plow resources into costly machinery, no one would expect such devices to run without maintenance and due care & attention! Essentially the way employees behave and perform should be of paramount importance for the people paying the wages!
Global survey company Gallup has stated that 85% of employees are “not engaged or actively disengaged at work.” That statistic alone should be enough on its own to spur employers into action. The critical state of mental health in a workforce that’s been scattered by the current pandemic is a timebomb that’s ticking away.
Request a demo for yourself of the LifeWorks platform. You might owe it to your bottom line and profit figures, but you certainly owe it to your biggest investment: the people whose work powers the organisation.
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