Workplace wellness is constantly evolving in order to keep up with the needs of today’s modern workforce. As we enter the home stretch of 2018, we’re taking note of the year’s most influential corporate wellness trends. From personalized programs to advances in technology, here are the industry’s biggest breakthroughs you need to know.
A More Holistic Approach to Wellness
In the past, corporate wellness programs took a broad, blanketed approach to wellness that typically focused on aspects like weight loss and quitting smoking. Today, health professionals and industry experts alike recognize that wellness goes beyond just physical health, refocusing corporate wellness initiatives on an array of programs that cater to physical, mental, emotional and financial health.
It’s time to get personal. Employees—especially the modern millennial workforce—expect personalized programs as opposed to an old-fashioned, one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. This means companies are now offering a variety of programs and classes that cater to variety of health and wellness needs. From meditation and yoga to nutrition seminars and fitness classes, there’s a wellness solution out there for every employee.
A New Focus on Mental Health
It’s no secret that work-related stress can cause serious issues on every scale, from decreased performance levels to increased use of sick days. Since stress can negatively impact both the employee and the employer, it’s no wonder why companies are expanding their wellness offerings to include mental health programs that help reduce stress while improving mood and morale.
Technology & Wellness
Advances in technology make it easier than ever for both employees and employers to track the success of wellness programs. From wellness portals to easy-to-use apps, having the right technology puts a user-friendly spin on your corporate wellness efforts, meaning more employees will take advantage of your programs.