Attracting and retaining employees in today’s stressful times means many employers are looking to implement a holistic health plan that incorporates the body and mind.
According to a LinkedIn survey, employee burnout has already increased by 33% in 2021, while the American Institute of Stress estimates that employee stress is costing U.S. employers $300 billion annually. According to Brea Giffin, director of partnerships for Sprout at Work, that data illustrates why tech-driven solutions are needed more than ever to manage today’s work/life integration.
And that’s why Sprout At Work sees itself in growth mode as the pandemic leaves its impact on the American workforce.
“When we feel well, we perform well,” says Giffin. “Our results happen because our digital platform removes barriers and users can enjoy accessibility from anywhere.”
Sprout at Work allows employers to create gamified goals and challenges to engage and inspire employees with personalized health programs; to offer rewards like in-app product and gift card redemptions, vacation days, premium reductions, charitable giving and more; as well as enables employees to connect their favorite wearable device or app to sync automatically with Sprout for a seamless, secure tracking experience.
Based on Sprout At Work’s growth potential (on track for 25% growth in 2021, with higher sales in the first quarter of 2021 than in any other full year on record), it’s clear employers are turning to wellbeing platforms and will continue to do so even as the pandemic fades.
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In fact, Giffin says, since remote/hybrid work models are here to stay, wellness tools that connect employees regardless of location will be a “need-to-have,” not a “nice-to-have” solution.
“More employees currently work under a hybrid model, and the number of employees who will continue to work in these conditions is predicted to double compared to before the pandemic,” she adds. “Corporate wellness strategies must adapt to stay relevant to these changing employee lifestyles.”