Finding the right people to staff your organization is never easy. This is especially true today, where prospective employees can research everything about an organization before they bother to submit an application.
Determining how to best stand out amid your competition can be a difficult task. According to research conducted by the staffing firm OfficeTeam, 73% of surveyed professionals are influenced by an organization’s health and wellness programs, while 37% noted that this matters a “great deal” to them.
More and more businesses are offering wellness programs in hopes of attracting and retaining talent, but candidate expectations are also higher than ever. Basic programs with catered lunches and reduced gym memberships are no longer enough to stand out.
One of the best ways you can attract in-demand talent is by implementing and maintaining a data-driven approach to wellbeing and productivity that actually meets your employees’ needs. Here’s how.
A Focus on Data
We’ve previously discussed how wellness programs can go wrong, oftentimes due to weak offerings, a lack of incentives or, most importantly, failure to tie this into the employee’s actual health.
To attract the right employees, you need a wellness program which provides a comprehensive view of workforce health and the systems and expertise to turn that data into action.
This tool should let you monitor key indicators of health like absences, workers’ compensation claims and employee biometrics so you can fully understand and improve their health and wellbeing.
To make qualified healthcare decisions, it’s essential that this data be viewed collectively. A wellness program which only focuses on weight loss without taking into account other health concerns, for example, can miss some underlying issues or concerns evident in this more comprehensive approach to healthcare.
A Proactive Approach
Furthermore, simply reacting to health concerns as they arise isn’t good enough. This is the model that has led to skyrocketing healthcare costs. You need a tool which enables you to proactively reach out to your employees, allowing you minimize their potential health risks, prevent larger problems from developing and increase productivity.
A Meaningful Solution
Our In-Sight platform was designed to address all of these concerns.
Along with the must-have’s outlined above, In-Sight incorporates all health services and resources under one roof, including:
- Nurse case management
- FMLA support
- STD support
- Risk management
- Disease management
- Robust analytics
- Coordinated triage-outreach
So how might this play out for one of your employees? Let’s say a member of your staff suffers a major injury. In a workplace without a program like In-Sight, your employee will go through traditional insurance channels, work with their physician to determine a recovery time period then likely take a leave of absence.
With In-Sight, the program would immediately kick into gear, sharing relevant biometric information with doctors, bringing in a full support team (including a certified nurse as a case manager) and doing everything it can to ensure your employee recovers fully and is 100% ready to return to work.
In-Sight shows candidates that you are truly concerned about their wellbeing and helping them live happier and more productive lives. As the OfficeTeam survey shows, job candidates are more and more concerned about their health and having employers go the extra mile to ensure their needs are met.
While it won’t solve all hiring and retention issues, it will greatly enhance the benefits package you can offer your employees — an advantage your current and future talent will be sure to appreciate.