Mainstay’s AI chatbots give employees the resources and support they need to improve their health and wellbeing — creating a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce.
Entering the workforce has many challenges, such as maintaining our wellbeing as individuals. HR leaders are often tasked with ensuring their workers thrive, so it’s critical to develop a strategy to support your team’s wellbeing. While this concept is nothing new, it has never been more important.
Recent studies found that workers who believe their employer cares about their wellbeing are less likely to search for a new job, less likely to report experiencing burnout, and more likely to be engaged at work. The study also found that workers are five times more likely to advocate for their company as a place to work when they believe their wellbeing matters to their employer.
The future of workplace wellbeing
HR teams have recognized the growing importance of wellness programs, with some companies increasing their wellness budgets by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Yet, many workers still do not take advantage of the benefits available to them. What’s worse is that people are often unaware of the wellness benefits provided by their employers.
To maximize employee engagement and productivity, it’s important to find effective ways to share wellness services. Mainstay’s employee wellness solution uses an AI-powered chatbot to communicate directly with workers over text message 24/7 — ensuring they have instant, easy access to the valuable resources they need. While mobile apps and web portals can add another unnecessary barrier between your workers and their wellness benefits, text messages put information in the hands of your employees without any additional hurdles.
Tapping into 8 dimensions of wellness
When it comes to employee health, adopting a proactive, research-backed approach will have the most impact. That’s why Mainstay’s wellness platform is built on the eight dimensions of wellness.
- Emotional wellness: Coping effectively with life, managing stress, and creating satisfying relationships.
- Social wellness: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.
- Intellectual wellness: Recognizing creative abilities, and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.
- Physical wellness: Recognizing the need for physical activity, sleep, diet, and nutrition.
- Occupational wellness: Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work.
- Environmental wellness: Good health by occupying pleasant and stimulating environments that support wellbeing.
- Spiritual wellness: Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.
- Financial wellness: Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
Promoting wellness across these eight dimensions supports a happier, healthier and more productive worker. Yet, doing that at scale can be very time consuming. Mainstay’s SMS chatbot helps to provide workers with personalized wellness resources, such as exercise tips, mental health resources, and healthy eating habits. It can also send automated reminders to learn more about existing wellness resources offered by your company.
Moreover, Mainstay can help your HR team understand the needs of your employees better. By gathering data on workers’ interactions with the chatbot, you can develop better wellness programs that cater to your team’s unique needs. We can also help you identify potential issues before they lead to more serious issues like burnout.
Improve your HR wellness strategy
Promoting employee wellness remains a top priority for HR leaders responsible for managing frontline workers — and with the rise of technology, there are innovative new ways to get it done. By providing workers with resources that promote wellness across the eight dimensions, you can create a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce. And with Mainstay’s SMS chatbot, you can take a proactive approach to employee wellbeing.