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Redesigning for Results: Health & Well-Being

COVID has revealed the fragility of our work environments and workforce, including health and safety protocols; reliance on in-person work; the divide between those that must be on-site vs. those that can work remotely; the challenges of engaging and motivating a remote workforce; and even the re-thinking of the role of work itself for employees and their families. All of this requires more emphasis on supporting employee work/life balance, social connections, mental well-being, financial wellness, and more. These initiatives, typically embedded in health and well-being initiatives, are now creating organizational culture, not just reflecting it. And it is this culture that will attract and retain workers who have many options in this time of a labor shortage (check out changes in the Memphis labor force and why it is becoming so much more competitive here and here).

Since their inception and evolution from wellness programs to a culture of well-being, these initiatives have been relegated to a side-focus of the employer’s health benefits departments. The dedicated benefits and health/wellness professionals in charge of these initiatives have had to constantly support a financial ROI; scourer for free resources; and balance their health/wellness responsibilities with other benefit work.

It is now time to elevate these initiatives and reframe C-suite recognition that the ROI of health and well-being investments isn’t only in reduced health benefit costs, but also in recruitment, retention, and increased productivity. This new frame changes the equation from an expense reduction strategy to a way to increase revenue generated by healthy, engaged, loyal workers. It’s time to redesign these business-critical initiatives to reap the benefits they offer.

Learn how to redesign your health and well-being initiatives to be effective in this new reality at our August 26 virtual conference. Ray Fabius, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer of HealthNext, and a panel of employers currently on this journey, will discuss the use of an evidence-based 10-pillar approach coupled with rigorous business practices to achieve your financial and workforce results and reposition health and well-being programs in your organization.

Attendance at our virtual conference will be limited due to platform capacity. So register NOW for the conference here.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 3:48 PM

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