The approach towards workplace wellbeing needs to evolve. With many employers looking for a way to improve the health and engagement of their employees; employers are now well placed to make an impact by moving away from traditional wellbeing strategies, which can be disjointed and often poorly-targeted initiatives.
Source: Aon 2019 Whitepaper ‘Prevention is better than cure
Effective workplace health and wellbeing is a shared responsibility between employers and employees. A key part of this involves education, promoting understanding and shifting to a more preventative-based model, where there is a strong emphasis on healthy behaviour change.
USING MHEALTH TO ENGAGE AND PROMOTE BETTER WELLBEING
mHealth could be a key enabler for this, so long as employers are clear on what they are trying to achieve, understand what role it can play, recognise how it fits into the culture of their organisation and use it in a positive way, for example, to enhance employee engagement.
Technology related to health will continue to develop at a rapid pace, and employers need to ensure that their workplace wellbeing approach is fit enough to keep up.
At Aon, we have developed an app-based solution - ‘Well One’, that helps employees measure and manage not just their physical, emotional and social health but also their financial wellbeing in an easy and fun way, whilst providing employers with data driven insight to help identify and tackle key risk areas.