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New Guide: Taking Care of Remote Employees

Many organizations continue to work in remote and hybrid models as the pandemic winds down, and studies have shown that many employees, when given the option to return to work, would actually prefer to continue working remotely. Yet despite their cozy sweatpants and reduced commute times, employees are still faced with unique challenges such as back-to-back zoom meetings, a largely sedentary workday, and some degree of social isolation from coworkers. That’s why remote and hybrid work models require any entirely new way of thinking about employee wellbeing.

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Post-Webinar Debrief: Embracing the Challenges and Opportunities of a Remote Workforce

If one thing is clear from this past year, it’s that remote and hybrid working are here to stay. According to Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of global workers permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021 as productivity has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Our recent webinar, What a Difference a Year Makes: Employee Wellbeing and the Remote Workforce, explored the wellbeing challenges and opportunities that come with managing employees who spend at least some of their work time at home. 

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Has Remote Work Increased Worker Productivity?

A recent survey led by Great Places to Work® revealed surprising results: employees are just as productive, if not more productive, while working from home rather than in the office. Over the span of two years, from the year 2019 to 2020, Great Places to Work® surveyed over 800,000 employees from 715 companies to measure employee productivity. They examined the degree to which employees are “willing to give extra to get the job done,” and “quickly adapt to changes needed for their company’s success,” and compared the results over a six month period from March to August of 2019 and 2020.

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Working From Home Doesn't Have to Impact Employee Wellbeing

In 2020, companies worldwide had to make a tough decision for their employees’ safety and wellbeing. A rapid transition to remote work meant that employers had to make the best of the resources they had at the time — and many are still trying to catch up.

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How to Create a Holistic Wellness Program

What does “wellness” mean? Is it about eating right and exercising? Is it about feeling happy? About having good relationships with others? All of the above certainly come under the wellness banner, which means that ideally, they should be part of an employee wellness program.

What is a holistic wellness program?

A holistic wellness program addresses aspects of health and well-being, and goes beyond just physical needs. And such well-rounded programs are becoming a force within HR departments: According to a recent survey from Gallagher Benefit Services, 34 percent of wellness programs now include financial counseling, 28 percent offer volunteer opportunities, and 27 percent offer community engagement.

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NEW GUIDE

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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