DENT Benefits has always promoted overall employee health and wellness. COVID-19 has disrupted work-life routines, requiring employers and advisors like DENT to evolved with the changing landscape and ensure employees continue to be supported in the “new normal.” Using virtual wellness to improve employee health during the pandemic is a great way to provide support even though normal face-to-face interactions may be a thing of the past.
If you are wondering how to use virtual wellness to improve employee health, here are some great ideas:
Continue to Engage Socially
Connections among employees and employers contribute to greater job satisfaction. Those informal catch-ups around the workplace we took for granted are important for morale. Now is the time to connect more frequently using the technology at your disposal. You can avoid those feelings of isolation by having catch-up video calls, arranging virtual team lunches or even virtual team building exercises.
Promote Healthy Eating and Exercise
With many employees isolated, it is important to reinforce healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Try a healthy recipe exchange online or create a team-building challenge where employees share pictures of meals they have cooked. Employers can also incentivize employees to achieve a personal exercise goal by creating mini challenges using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Maintain Mental Wellness using Virtual Tools
Employee burn-out is a rising concern during this pandemic, with increased isolation from family, friends and co-workers contributing to the problem. If your current benefit package does not offer any virtual mental wellness tools, now is a good time to review your benefits to ensure they are relevant with today’s mental health challenges.
Using virtual wellness to improve employee health provides extra support while staff are working remotely. Organizations using these tools can promote a greater sense of unity among staff members and give employees confidence that their employer is concerned about their well-being.
If you are interested in learning how to use virtual wellness to improve employee health, contact the employee wellness specialists at DENT Benefits.
The information in this material is derived from various sources. Material is provided for general information and is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to compile this material from reliable sources; however, no warranty can be made as to its accuracy or completeness. Before acting on any of the above, please contact us for benefit, pension and insurance advice based on your corporate or personal circumstances.