health & wellness
By Chris Bruce
All employers want to create a supportive and encouraging
work environment for their employees. Providing easy
access to benefits that meet the needs of their employees
is a failsafe way companies can demonstrate their commitment
to improving the overall wellness of their people. HR
departments often make a lot of noise about dental plans or generous
amounts of sick days to current and prospective employees.
But, while preventative measures to promote physical wellness are
important, employers can’t forget to look at proactive benefits that
promote holistic wellbeing, and notably mental health, head on.
According to The Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health, 39 per cent of Ontario workers would not tell their
managers if they were experiencing a mental health problem.
Unfortunately, the stigma historically associated with
mental illness still permeates the workplace. Employers need
to openly discuss the importance of mental wellbeing and provide
employees with access to benefits that help address mental
health issues to use in whichever way they feel most comfortable.
Creating a positive user experience and maximizing employee
awareness of the benefits offered can be achieved with the help of
the right HR technology.
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Wellness Through Tech
USING TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE EMPLOYEE WELLNESS
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