Employers still shifting employee wellness focus to overall well-being
- Shortlister, an HR technology sourcing firm, released a study showing that employers are shifting the focus of its employee wellness programs from physical health to an overall well-being approach, reports Benefits Pro.
- As more employers offer employee wellness programs, the growing wellness industry is expanding its focus to include emotional, psychological and financial health and well-being, says Benefits Pro.
- Shortlister, a UK-based firm, provides employers, vendors and other clients with wellness programs and a range of HR services.
Well-being continues to emerge as the key word for employers looking to improve employee health and reduce health costs. Providing holistic health experiences that account for behavioral, mental and physical health have been proven to reduce health costs considerably in the long run, even if they take higher investment in the short-term.
Financial wellness is also part of well-being, particularly retirement savings and money management skills. Employers know that financial problems can cause undue stress and anxiety for workers. Therefore, they’ve added help with financial matters to their wellness services.