Trends 2019 - Engagement and Employee Wellbeing
As 2019 comes to a close, it is the perfect time to debrief and reflect on all the ways employee wellbeing has been tackled this year.
A focus on self-care:
As more and more people are starting to realise the importance of looking after ones self before others, it is a growing trend to practice "self-care". Participating in things like meditation, body scrubs, reading a book, sitting quietly or taking a walk are all considered forms of self care.
Popular in workplaces is the practice of mindfulness and taking a more holistic view on wellbeing through including body, mind and spirit in their culture change programs.
"Self-care can help prevent burnout from work, help manage stress, and boost feelings of self-worth and confidence." - Forbes
Recognition and analysis of burnout:
According to gallup - 44% of employees are experiencing some form of burnout. The impact is thousands of dollars lost in productivity and lowered engagement levels, along with increased errors and more safety incidents.
Workplaces are beginning to realise the significant impact burnout is having on their employees and taking action.
Here are some of the ways they are trying to reduce burnout: Encouraging staff to take their breaks, take their annual leave, switch off from work, detox from technology, developing better sleep routines, taking mental health days and offering flexible working opportunities.
Personalisation of wellbeing needs:
Instead of trying bandaid, box ticking solutions like yoga classes or medical check, workplaces are starting to understand the need for targeted wellbeing solutions. To do this they adopt platforms like WorkScore where they use data analysis to find individuals strengths and areas for focus so as to better help employees improve their wellbeing rather than throw them all in one bucket.
WorkScore offers personalised dashboards for each employee where they can set specific goals, see daily tips and access targeted information to help them improve their wellbeing. Companies can utilise the feedback from individuals and the data they collect to analyse needs better and take appropriate action.
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Businesses are busy crafting and communicating strategies on how to stay fit for the future. Bring your workplace into 2020 ahead of the curve with WorkScore by your side.