Data-Driven Wellness Works Better

by Spectrum Wellness

One size does not fit all when it comes to employee health and wellness. Data is at the core of Spectrum Wellness’ ethos and we firmly believe that the gathering, analysis and usage of data is the only way to truly ensure that your wellness programme is a success.

While many corporate wellness companies provide the same general programme to each company, we encourage our customers to take a data-driven approach. There are five key reasons why Data-Driven Wellness works best for any organisation.

Empowers your employees
Data-Driven Wellness empowers your employees to take ownership of their own health and wellness. When they complete a screening assessment, they get a personal report, showing their scores for each area of health wellness and giving them advice and materials to learn how to improve in the areas they score less in. Giving them the knowledge and tools to focus on their own health and wellness is as important as making certain wellness activities available to them as an employee.

No More Budget Wastage
Generic wellness programmes and activities ultimately result in a waste of budget. If you are spending your wellness budget on seminars on mindfulness to help with work-related stress when the main source of stress is rooted in financial issues, your company is essentially wasting budget on something that won’t help employees.Increased engagement

Building a wellness programme for employees based on data regarding their health and wellbeing means they are more likely to be engaged in the wellness activities and services made available to them. It gives you the opportunity to develop a wellness programme that based on the needs of your employees, rather than ticking a few usual boxes.

Opportunities for Prevention

As well as being granted the chance to develop wellness programmes that help employees to improve in areas in which they might be lacking, using data can also highlight areas that might become a problem if not managed. For example, a company might have a medium rating when it comes to musculoskeletal health, the company can plan activities that will help prevent issues in the future. Any approach other than data-driven wellness does not give companies the chance to do this.

Easy to see results
Collecting data regarding employee wellness means it’s possible to see actual results of the implementation of a wellness programme. After 12 months, you can get your employees to reassess themselves and not any changes in figures. Boards of management typically want to see tangible results when it comes to budget spend, so data enables you to show the real effects of your wellness programme, rather than simply guessing.

Data-driven wellness is not the future of employee wellbeing, it’s the present. If you want to ensure your employees have access to a wellness programme that they want to engage with, that will have real results, and that is reportable, you need to begin with data.

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