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December 15

COVID-19’s Impact on Employee Wellness

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This post aims to bring awareness to COVID-19’s impact on employee wellness and how business owners can address this burgeoning issue.

Practically all companies had to shift certain operations to virtual channels due to COVID-19. With this, one of the most critical issues is to manage employee wellness in this remote setup. After all, to keep the business going, business owners need to have a team of healthy, well-adjusted, and highly motivated employees.

For several months now, there has been a marked increase in mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Equally as alarming is the pandemic’s impact on physical health due to working from home, thus less physical exertion.

This leads to a host of health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, hypertension to name a few. All these can impact productivity, and as if operational limitations are not enough, business owners likewise have to make sure that employees are still up to par in work performance.

This is where a corporate wellness program that allows remote management will be priceless. It keeps employee wellness in check and still in the company’s control no matter how remote the work set up will be.

That being said, there is no corporate wellness program that is more efficient in checking employee wellness remotely than corporate wellness software.

Here are the things that remote corporate wellness management can greatly reduce the negative effects of COVID 19.

How a Successful Corporate Wellness Program Reduces Negative Effects of Covid 19

1. Live-streaming workout sessions can keep employees engaged and motivated.

With a corporate wellness program that a company can manage virtually, employees have access to all resources online, providing motivation to engage in physical exercises regularly. 

2.  Employees can see each other’s physical progress, providing encouragement and interaction.

With the absence of physical interaction, what better way for employees to motivate one another than the ability to track each other’s workout and nutrition milestones? It lets an employee encourage another especially after seeing a colleague’s progress. Employees can even share healthy diets and how these helped.

This is also good for an employee’s mental health as social support improves resilience to stress.

3. A successful and effective corporate wellness program will greatly reduce employee direct and indirect healthcare costs.

With the pandemic far from over, a corporate wellness program can only be successful if it can be implemented, managed, and sustained remotely. As long as remote corporate wellness management is in place, it will provide an efficient and effective program for employee health.

This will greatly reduce problems with cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, obesity, among many other chronic health conditions. Furthermore, keeping the communication and interaction going within your company also reduces anxiety and depression.

Aside from the direct benefits to healthcare, having a corporate wellness program also reduces “absenteeism” in terms of unproductive days. This leads to greater overall productivity.

Wellness.Work Reduces COVID-19’s Impact on Employee Wellness

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With the COVID-19 crisis, it has changed the way we operate daily both personally and professionally. Some changes may be temporary, some are here to stay – such as the realization by companies that some employees working remotely has become more cost-effective. Nevertheless, employee wellness need not suffer, all it takes is a successful wellness program. Contact us today for a demo.

About the author 

Devin Martin

Devin is one of the original founders of ChallengeMe, LLC the parent company of Wellness.Work. When Devin isn't serving his day to day duties as Wellness.Work's chief marketing officer you can find him at his local gym or at his homestead spending time with his wife and 4 beautiful kids.

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