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How To Build a Robust Health and Wellness Strategy for 2021

The pandemic has catapulted health and wellness firmly into the limelight. Good health is now more important than ever – not only for general wellness but also for the added benefit of better COVID-19 outcomes.

This is the time for business to step up and adapt wellbeing strategies to our changed reality. But how do you do this when your people are in disparate locations and it’s difficult to access the data you need to design and inform your wellbeing strategies?

What employees want

Undoubtedly, the best health and wellness strategies are based on concrete facts and insights. So, having a picture of your employees’ current health and needs is a good place to start. But it can be tricky to achieve. Whether you’re looking to improve on what you have, or you’re starting from scratch, our unique Workplace Wellness surveys have been created to address this need.

The surveys are complimentary, and you don’t need a Vitality plan to take part.  They’ve been designed to help you get a finger on the pulse of your employees’ health. They’ll gauge key lifestyle habits and aspects of physical and mental health of individuals within your business, and provide you with in-depth insights that highlight where the pain points are.

You can then use these to better inform your decisions and see how your strategy can help encourage healthy habits and improve areas of concern.

The best health and wellbeing strategy for your organisation

We have also developed an in-depth guide on how to create the ultimate health and wellbeing strategy that you can use to inform your 2021 plans.

This includes everything from initial scoping, to stakeholder buy in, budgeting and employee engagement. It’s a useful asset both for those new to the space and those looking for new ideas. You can read our guide “Building a robust wellbeing strategy. Embedding wellbeing in your organisation” here.

The healthier your employees are, the happier they’re likely to be. This in turn has a positive impact on engagement and productivity levels – good for you and them. By making health and wellness a fundamental part of your company culture, your interventions are far more likely to succeed, and this will be even more important in these uncertain times we’re living through.

Find out more about Workplace Wellness and how to apply.

About the author

Jill Pritchard is Director at Vitality at Work. She is responsible for the strategy and delivery of Vitality at Work providing a data-driven health and wellbeing service. Through this work, she supports organisations to understand the health of their workforce. This includes providing proven health and wellbeing benefits of the Vitality Programme and delivering measurable improvements to the health, engagement and productivity of the workforce.