MAINTAINING A HEALTHY & ENGAGED WORKFORCE DURING COVID-19
Updated: Apr 13
Employers around the world are adapting to new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
While there is an obvious need to maintain optimum physical health, all areas of an employees’ well-being—mental, emotional, financial, and social—are suffering at the moment.
Even employers that are familiar with adapting wellness benefits for remote workers may find themselves needing to expand support due to COVID-19’s widespread effects.
By adapting wellness solutions for this unique situation, companies can ensure that economic losses are minimized thanks to a healthy workforce that can continue to perform job tasks at optimum levels.
Adapting wellness solutions for this unique situation, can ensure that economic losses are minimized thanks to a healthy workforce that can continue to perform job tasks at optimum levels.
What can you do to support your team?
Provide Health Education
Encourage Physical Activity: Virtual fitness classes are an economical option that can deliver an immediate impact across your remote workforce.
Run a digital wellness challenge: This can help employees feel more connected while working from home and provide extra motivation to live a healthy lifestyle in the current environment.
Promote A Nutritious Diet: A nutrient dense diet is fundamental in a moment like the one we are going on now, as it helps strenghten the immune system and overall mental and physical wellbeing. Unfortunately, with under-stocked stores, it can be easy to turn to pre cooked or take-away meals and snacks that are not as nutritious. Support your team by creating forums for recipe sharing, or by launching a company-wide challenge that encourages people to make healthy food choices.
Foster Social Connectivity: Social distancing doesn’t have to equate to social isolation. Encourage your employees to schedule a virtual lunch or happy hour with colleagues.
Offer Emotional Support: Help your team practice daily mindfulness activities that reduce stress and anxiety, improve performance and productivity, and increase overall well-being.
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