Why measure employee wellbeing?
Traditional workforce metrics include elements such as performance, turnover, and absences, but do not measure employee health risks. Why measure employee wellbeing? Unhealthy employees negatively impact healthcare costs and overall performance, putting your organization at a distinct disadvantage in your market.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, this is the cost of diabetes (annually) in medical costs and lost wages/productivity.
Source: CDC 2014 Report on Diabetes
1 in 5 adults
in the US experiences mental illness in a given year.
Source: Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2015
Serious mental illness costs in lost earnings per year.
Source: Insel, T.R. (2008). Assessing the Economic Costs of Serious Mental Illness. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 165(6), 663-665
According to the American Psychological Association: 72% of adults report feeling stressed about money at least some of the time.
Source: Stress in America (2015), American Psychological Association
Illuminate workforce risks and opportunities
LifeWorks Wellness Solutions include our market-leading health risk assessment and effective health and fitness coaching for employees. Our wellness solutions umbrella provides the critical information needed to identify risks, but also gives employees the tools and support to address those risks.
Integration with existing programs
Our Wellness Solutions integrates with your existing programs and strategies - including solutions from companies other than LifeWorks. Working hand-in-hand with the employee support services and solutions you already have such as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) means your employees have a seamless experience as they are directed to easily navigate the most beneficial interventions and solutions. Further, our Total Health Index (THI) also complements existing health risk data you may already have with additional analysis for more comprehensive detection for your at-risk employees.
Next-generation HRA: Total Health Index (THI) Discovery
The THI Discovery™ survey is the industry’s most robust employee health risk assessment combined with employee engagement and a productivity metrics survey for the global workforce. Data across four dimensions creates one comprehensive and powerful picture of total health for the employee and your organization:
- Physical: biometrics, nutrition, physical activity and more
- Mental: stress, anxiety, coping skills and more
- Work: engagement, productivity and resilience
- Life: financial security, relationships and work-life blending
The assessment is much more than just a compilation of current and historical employee health information. It’s a robust, comprehensive view of employee well-being that covers four critical dimensions of well-being.
Improve employee health and workplace results
By completing their THI, your employees know their Total Health scores and then what they can do to improve total wellbeing. These insights include direct, actionable steps, and encouragement so employees are motivated to actively participate in achieving better wellbeing.
From an organizational perspective, employers gain a birds-eye view of what’s needed and can then seamlessly direct employees to specific solutions within your support services network. It is also a global solution that covers employees wherever they’re located. The result is a healthier workforce with reduced healthcare-related costs, fewer absences, and better productivity.
Motivational and professional coaching for better health and fitness
Our health and fitness coaches help employees understand their current health status, impact of their health risks, and the steps they can take to be well and stay well. Telephonic consultations and online chat are available for employees to receive practical, personalized support at times that are convenient for them. These interventions for at-risk employees play a significant role in improving employee satisfaction and engagement as they take healthy steps that yield real results. Coaches address employee health factors including:
- Weight management
- Healthy eating
- Smoking cessation
- Responsible alcohol use
- Stress management
- Exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle
More solutions to complement wellness solutions
Learn about our other innovative, integrated solutions