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10 Things Your Employees Want in Their Workforce Wellbeing Program


10 things employees want wellbeing program

Did you know that 61% of employees are more likely to accept a job with a new employer — and 59% are likely to remain loyal to their current employer —  if health and wellbeing benefits are offered? What’s more, 55% have left jobs in the past because they found better benefits or perks elsewhere. Since your employee recruiting, retention, and engagement efforts depend on a winning workforce wellbeing program, you need to know what top talent expects in a solution — and where your program might fall short. Let’s go!

1. Permission

They need to know that their health and happiness matter to you — that their wellbeing benefits are your way of saying, “We care.”

2. Variety

They want to enjoy into a range of nutrition, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, and financial wellbeing resources to help them address whatever they need today, tomorrow, the next day...

3. 24/7 Access

Employees are “connected” consumers who expect to tap into their digital content on any device, any time, any place: at work, home, or while on-the-go.

4. Flexibility

Wellbeing is personal — people want to make it their own. They want you to factor in their feedback while designing their program.

5. HD Videos

People love streaming video: not only is it entertaining, but it’s a great way to learn and engage with their wellbeing program.

6. Personalization

Employees want a benefits interface that “knows” them and delivers information and content based on their preferences, engagement hitstory, and goals.

7. Motivation

Creating healthy habits takes time, and people need ongoing encouragement to take small steps towards big change. Think gamification, incentives, and friendly competition.

8. Social Support

People need people for support, new ideas, and inspiration — and communities built around wellbeing help shape healthy, share-worthy experiences.

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9. Professional Guidance

Employees who want sound advice and great results want to learn from those in-the-know and get instruction and tips from subject-matter experts.

10. Fun

If making healthy choices and building new habits isn’t enjoyable and rewarding, how can anyone stick to a program?


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Is your program meeting your employees’ expectations? Check out the Infographic: The 5 Pillars of an Effective Employee Wellbeing Solution to learn more about what it takes to inspire and engage employees through improved health and wellbeing.



Caring For Remote Employees

Many organizations continue to work in remote and hybrid models as the pandemic winds down, but many employees, when given the option to return to work, would actually prefer to continue working remotely. Our new guide, Taking Care of Remote Employees: The Key To Business Success Beyond the Pandemic, gives you actionable steps to ensure that your employees feel supported no matter where they are working. 

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