<b>Employee health and wellness</b>

Employee health and wellness

Make a positive impact on how your
employees live, work, learn, and play.

Improve business outcomes by helping your staff work more effectively, productively, and safely.

Canadian employees bring a lot to work with them:

  • 39% deal with a physical challenge of some description (Statscan)
  • 20% have, or will deal with a mental illness in the near future (CMHA)
  • 18% have a sleep-related disorder (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • 43% deal with financial challenges (BNN Bloomberg)

We provide employee assistance solutions across four critical dimensions of wellness: physical, mental, sleep, and financial.

Delivered via multiple modalities, our services support the specific wellness goals of your company, and provide direct and tangible benefits:

For C-Level Leaders:

  • A customized, low-overhead, professionally managed wellness program that focuses your team on living healthier – the company benefits from reduced absenteeism, turnover, grievances, and increased performance across relevant KPI’s
  • Services and promotional content are aligned, confidential, and offered directly to your associates – while you are kept in the loop regarding key performance indicators

For Program Administrators:

  • Easy to plan – from preparing a powerful business case, to modeling health risks/selecting services, to benchmarking progress, we make ease-of-planning a priority
  • Easy to manage – the interactive project manager assures that your employee wellness program is consistently focused toward the achievement of its most critical KPI’s.  Change direction on the fly. Add, stop, reschedule programs or services with ease.

For Employees:

  • Build awareness – via self diagnostics, High 5 curated educational content, your employees build the knowledge to thrive across four dimensions of wellness: physical, mental, sleep, and financial.
  • Get Help – the confidential DirectConnect service lets your employees initiate private and confidential conversations with clinicians and licensed specialists.  Ask a question. Get an answer. Set an appointment.

For Brokers:

  • Increase account penetration via a private-branded platform that provides a customizable suite of services that help your clients increase their productivity and profitability

For Affiliates and Introducers:

  • Increase revenue, confident in the knowledge that the platform is secure, the program is professionally managed, and the services meet real/documented needs in each company

For Partners:

  • Increase access – to companies and employees who are concerned about health and wellness.
  • Control – manage your virtual clinic, and present as many aligned services as you’d like
  • Increase appointments – respond to employee questions, and offer appointments as appropriate

The Business Case for Employee Wellness

the business case for employee wellness programsLike any expense, there’s an ROI imperative to employee wellness.

The challenge is that it can sometimes be difficult to calculate.

Because an effective employee wellness plan supports the direct and verifiable (ie not assumed) needs of employees, it is reasonable that productivity of the company will be positively affected.

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The Wellness Culture Survey

Even before a business case is developed, an understanding of the wellness culture survey“why employee wellness?” is important information.

To develop a compelling business case for your business, it is best practice to understand the current needs, mindset, and work-life culture that exists around wellness – would the workplace even support such a program?

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‘What services should we provide?’

how to customize an eapAn aggregate Health Risk Assessment (HRA) of your workforce, combined with the intel provided by a Wellness Culture Survey will get you headed in the right direction.

This survey should ideally be administered to a significant segment of your workforce, to develop a profile of the actual needs of your workplace – which are very often unknown and lurking beneath the surface.

The survey is ideally conducted electronically, by an outside vendor, who can assure confidentiality.

Here’s a sample

The ROI of Counselling

counselling roi

Would providing counselling support to your associates pay-off?

While it isn’t inexpensive, neither is ‘living with it’, and tolerating the status quo, because productivity suffers – in the form of lower sales, poorer-quality decisions, higher absenteeism, and lower enagement rates.

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Phasing-in a Sleep Wellness Program

sleep wellness programIf you’re interested in phasing-in a sleep-wellness program, you may wish to have a sense of where to start first.

This worksheet presents a weighted risk profile by job category and gender, to help you identify the categories of employees at greatest risk of a workplace accident caused by a lack of sleep.

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A Framework to Benchmark Progress with an Employee Wellness Program

A framework to benchmark progress with an EAPBecause programs vary from company to company, direct benchmarking can sometimes be difficult.

The worksheet below provides an indication of the scope and potential of how a well-designed employee wellness program can impact a company.

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