How do you communicate your company initiatives quickly and efficiently?
Employers today use wellness apps to increase productivity and employee loyalty by promoting company resources, including health and wellness benefits. Mobile apps like Continuwell provide huge savings on healthcare expenses, especially for self-insured employers. However, the biggest hurdle for most companies is getting the employees to take advantage of these resources. In this blog post, we highlight how to use an employer app to streamline the communication between a company and their employees.
Let’s face it. Employees are more dedicated to their jobs and more productive when they have a positive work-life balance.
Mobile applications, such as Continuwell, increase the usage of company resources. These mobile solutions are customized by what a company wants to promote, placing all resources in one single location. This empowers employees by giving them easy access to company resources when they need them.
HR directors can also save time and improve the effectiveness of their communication by adding video tutorials, using the chat feature to answer quick questions, and sending push notifications to different employee groups.
Why do you need a mobile application customized for your company?
Apps are often implemented as a supplemental tool for HR to promote resources available and provide information about insurance, fitness, safety checklist, and wellness tools. While those programs benefit members, the real value of a mobile application is that it provides a one-stop shop for accurate and relevant information that is specific to the company.
Benefits of a mobile app include:
1. Save on health care expenses
Companies today provide several options for health care and some of them are less expensive than others. A mobile application with live health ambassadors can drive employees to more appropriate and less expensive options, saving both time and money.
2. Improve employee wellness and satisfaction
While saving healthcare expense is important, giving an easy way to access health and wellness also means better overall health for your staff and greater satisfaction
3. Improve communication
Many companies today have remote staff. Push notifications and banner messages provide a viable and credible source of information for items of interest. They cut through the noise and share up-to-date information on topics of interest that may impact employees and their dependents. Push notifications in a mobile application result in 10 times more visibility than an email. The views are also immediate, which helps with alerts and urgent matters.
4. Easily include visuals and videos
People today are distracted and are less likely to read. A mobile application also allows your company to send messages and education materials via a video. For example, see below the video of our Medical Director and CIO, Dr. Ravi Raheja about the hidden potential contaminants in juice.
Use your Wellness Program to Communicate with Employees
Companies share information about current news affecting employee populations. Examples include weather alerts, consumer reports, and relevant medical outbreaks. Some external threats have the possibility of impacting your employees and staying ahead of the curve is something employees greatly value.
Information in the news, like the one provided below of our Medical Director, Dr. Ravi Raheja talking about safety concerns in fruit juice consumption, provides opportunities to engage with employees and builds trust and loyalty.
A recent survey of parents with young children, Consumer Reports found that more than 80 percent give their kids juice, potentially exposing them to heavy metals. Consumer Reports tested 45 favorite fruit juices sold across the country — including apple, grape, pear, and fruit blends — and found concerning levels of heavy metals in nearly half of them, including juices marketed to children, who are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of heavy metals.
Persistent exposure to these heavy elements, particularly early in a child’s development, can have longstanding effects throughout their life; respiratory systems, their neurological systems; their immune systems are all developing, so having those exposures at those ages can have very profound effects.
It does not take a significant investment to begin your company’s wellbeing program and to improve your staff access to company resources.
Bottom line, you don’t want your employees taking time away from their jobs to find answers when you know this time is costing you in productivity.
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