“We’re Hiring” signs are pitched on the lawns of organizations nationwide. Available job postings are on most companies’ websites. In short, prospective employees have a lot of options.
As the talent marketplace intensifies, employers must show prospects and employees they do more than offer a job.
Technology, specifically a real-time, automated experience management (EX) platform, is the key to showing workers that they provide benefits for the mind, body, and soul, not just the bank account. This is corporate well-being, and it’s one component of employee fulfillment.
Company Values Matter for Corporate Well-being
A growing number of professionals want to work for a company whose values match their own, according to the Deloitte 2021 Global Human Capital Trends Report. Part of employee fulfillment is having them understand that they can find meaning in something bigger than themselves by working at the right organization. It all leads to a simple but very important question – Are you creating a culture that is enabling or blocking employees?
Creating a Band of Brothers
Organizations need to establish a communal relationship with their employees. This is done by having a shared purpose from which to build that camaraderie. One step to achieve that foundation is to have a clear intentional culture in place that has workers’ interests and wellbeing at its core.
This must be apparent from the recruitment stage and be maintained throughout each employee’s entire tenure with the company. Establishing this physical, mental, and emotional connection will help improve retention and create a healthy work environment.
Technology’s Role in Enhancing Corporate Wellbeing
An EX platform that creates a continuous feedback loop with employees at every stage of their journey empowers them to have an honest, personalized, ongoing dialogue that increases trust and sentiment. This brings employees together to achieve a collaborative goal. An effective EX platform humanizes and personalizes automated communication, so no candidate or employee is left behind.
Don’t Forget About “I”
Every organization has diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a pillar in their HR philosophy. It seems as if companies emphasize the “D” and the “E” with an almost unspoken assumption that that approach will lead to “I.” That is not the case. More attention must be paid to inclusion.
Organizations achieve inclusion by creating an environment of belonging within a work culture. Employees must feel valued for who they are as an individual, not just a position or title. This goes beyond race and ethnicity and extends to their beliefs and interests.
Embracing DEI in Corporate Well-being
Management can determine if they are achieving inclusion based on the answers to three important questions:
- Do employees experience a sense of community and connection?
- Do they believe they contribute regularly?
- Is there a shared sense of purpose with coworkers and peers?
Technology’s Role in Corporate Well-being
Management must answer these questions from the optics of employees. Technology can provide this lens. The proper EX platform delivers a unique level of personalization to empower current and prospective employees to easily share real-time continuous feedback to humanize everyday experience. This will help them excel in their day-to-day responsibilities.
Real-time reporting and escalations send information to the right leaders tied to the correct initiatives, so they take appropriate action quickly. Employees, therefore, know they are being heard, they are contributing to the company’s success and culture, and are connected with their managers and co-workers.
Wellness Through Spirituality
Spiritual wellness in the workplace is an easily overlooked, but essential part of an employee feeling they are part of something bigger than themself. It is essential in acquiring the best talent and retaining top employees. In fact, spiritual wellbeing and workplace spirituality have been shown to have a positive influence on employee job satisfaction, according to a study by Walden University.
Management and employees need to have a shared definition of spirituality. In essence, it is about individuals and organizations seeing an opportunity to grow and contribute to society in a meaningful way. Many organizations see spirituality as embracing beliefs. That is not correct. Where faith meets work is interfaith. Spirituality is much more than that, as it also incorporates values and purpose.
Technology’s role in Wellness Through Spirituality
An EX platform that integrates with any HRIS can access employee data to connect like-minded people to help build spiritual wellness in the workplace. Real-time personalized, journey-based campaigns can help organizations achieve meaningful connections with professional and/or personal mentors to grow as a professional and individual.
Corporate Well-being is Facing Challenging Times
Hiring and retaining top talent has never been more challenging. Organizations must show employees that they have an intentional culture that focuses on their well-being and achieving the greater good. Utilizing an automated real-time EX platform allows organizations to humanize the moments in the employee journey. It allows individuals to grow in every sense and recognize that by collaborating with their employer they can achieve something greater than they can on their own.