What does employee wellness mean to your organisation? Have you considered wellness initiatives to support your employees’ mental, physical and social health in your workplace?
Employee wellness is no longer just a buzzword, with a recent IBEC survey finding more than eight out of ten organisations have a very high level of support for wellbeing at senior leadership level.
The survey of human resource professionals in Ireland also found 64% of respondents report to senior management on workplace wellbeing, while 46% were allocated a specific budget for wellbeing initiatives.
The survey also found four out of ten organisations had a distinct employee wellbeing strategy, while two thirds of organisations had a dedicated team or individual responsible for wellbeing.
With proven links between employee wellness and productivity, performance and retention, those organisations that fail to respond to their employees’ wellness needs risk being left behind.
As a result, more and more organisations are considering wellness innovations to provide their employees with the mental, physical and social wellness supports they need to achieve their full potential in the workplace.
Whether you are just starting out with an employee wellness programme or looking for ways to enhance the one you have, an employee wellness hub is a dynamic central repository that demonstrates your commitment to your employees while streamlining your wellness communications.
An employee wellness hub can bring all your initiatives together in one place online where your employees can access resources, downloads, advice and even health services to support their wellbeing.
Some organisations run online yoga and mindfulness activities, choir practice and special interest groups like photography clubs via their online wellness hub.
Others proudly showcase their wellness initiatives such as “No-meeting Fridays” and online social clubs.
Irish Life Health members can take advantage of additional employee wellness supports and integrate key features into their online hub such as the Digital Doctor service for unlimited GP consultations, the Back-Up program for management of acute neck and back pain, and Healthy Minds which provides 24/7 support with professionally trained counsellors.
These features are available exclusively to Irish Life Health members, and form part of a holistic approach to health and wellness that your employees can access quickly and easily via the web.
As your corporate health insurance partner, Hennelly Finance can liaise directly with your employees to answer their health insurance questions and provide advice about their policies and entitlements.
Not only does this free up your time to deal with your core HR business, but it provides your employees with peace-of-mind that their health insurance needs are in the hands of an expert.
Hennelly Finance, in conjunction with Irish Life Health, prides itself on making it easy for you to deliver a premier wellness programme with real benefits to your employees.
To find out more about health insurance group schemes and the benefits you can offer your employees, please get in touch with a member of the Hennelly Finance team today on 091 670 123.
Healthy Minds service provided through Lifeworks by Morneau Shepell and is only available to members aged 16 and over. Back-Up service provided by Spectrum Health and is only available to members who are 18 years old and over. Digital Doctor service provided by Medical Solutions Limited UK trading as Health Hero. Terms and Conditions apply. Irish Life Health dac is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
IBEC (24 June 2021) https://www.ibec.ie/connect-and-learn/media/2021/06/23/covid-has-accelerated-business-focus-on-workplace-wellbeing
 IBEC (24 June 2021)