To be competitive in today’s marketplace, companies need a healthy, engaged, and motivated workforce. By improving the health and well-being of their employees, and acknowledging the strong connection between physical health and emotional well-being, WorkPartners gives companies the power to transform the health and well-being of their employees by addressing the impact of behavior and health in the workplace. This whole-person approach can increase employee productivity, reduce presenteeism, and positively impact the organization’s bottom line.
WorkPartners understands the toll that health issues and life’s challenges take on workers’ productivity. A comprehensive health and wellness solution helps employers of any size build a resilient, high-performing workforce by providing their employees with self-help tools and one-on-one counseling to support their physical, emotional, and behavioral well-being. This integrated approach removes the traditional barriers between wellness and EAP programs, affording employees an improved experience and employers the opportunity to better understand their health and human capital.
Employers are becoming more cognizant of the interplay between physical, emotional, and behavioral health on the performance of their workforce. Absenteeism and presenteeism are growing problems. Employers are seeking ways to keep employees focused on their job responsibilities — and remain physically, emotionally, and mentally able to take on the challenges of today’s business environment. To illustrate, Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) investigated the key linkages between health, lost time, productivity, and business performance as part of its 2015 research. As part of that research, IBI surveyed employer members. Among the top the five most important health and productivity management issues for employers, four fall under the theme of workforce health and well-being (“workplace culture of health,” “employee health engagement,” and “wellness and health promotion programs,” which tied for fifth place with “well-being” more generally).
A host of issues may impact employee performance: chronic conditions, the responsibilities of caring for aged parents or children, or legal or financial problems. More than ever, employers are looking to support the “whole person” in order to help employees achieve physical, emotional, and behavioral well-being. They also want to understand value in these programs. They want metrics to show that the programs are delivering on their promise.