A year into the pandemic, 2021 is about finding ways to stabilize and move forward. As COVID-19 vaccines roll out (competing with a second wave) and hybrid workplaces become the norm, here are 5 health & wellness benefits you should offer employees in the new financial year.
#1. Make Those Shots Happen
While enabling COVID-19 testing or supporting COVID-positive employees through recovery was critical last year, this is the year of the vaccine and protection for the family. Facilitate this for employees, finetuning the process as government regulations evolve and more employees become eligible.
#2. Run Point On Remote Fitness
Workouts and physical fitness have taken a hit in the past year. Go full throttle on virtual offerings – as Pinterest did by offering their regular yoga and fitness classes online. They also added weekly dance classes that working parents could take with their kids.
#3. Put Healthy Eating On Everyone’s Plate
Workplace nutrition is no longer about the office cafeteria alone. With employees working both remotely and in the office, you need to empower them with information and expert help to make smarter healthier choices all around.
#4. It’s Time For Diagnostic Tests Again!
Most people shelved their diagnostic tests and annual health checks for fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus on a visit. A year down, it would be unwise to put off these checks any longer – regular diagnostic tests can act as an early warning, giving people time to address a problem and protecting them from more severe forms of COVID-19.
#5. Mind Your Mental Wellness Effort
In one survey on pandemic impact in India last year, nearly 41% of respondents had experienced some form of anxiety/depression and 74% had experienced moderate stress. Almost 72% said they had a poor sense of well-being overall. It’s time to help set things right!
Health & wellness benefits that are fine-tuned and in sync with the times can mean the world to your people. And with the right partners, putting these initiatives in place doesn’t have to complicated. If you need help to connect the dots, simply reach out to us!