The key tenants of any employee wellness and well-being program fall into three main categories: physical health and wellness, mental health and social needs. Many organizations are now realizing the importance of this last category and how difficult it is to provide employees with what they need in remote environments.

An end-to-end HCM platform that can support wellness and well-being regardless of location is acutely necessary in the post-pandemic world and isolved’s platform, especially now with their Giving & Volunteering solution, is primed to meet that need.

If looked upon purely in terms of technology offerings, there are already stand-alone well-being solutions and well-being modules and add-ons for most of the major HCM suites. What makes isolved’s platform stand out is that attention is given to the social needs of employees that is sometimes apparent in others. 

Giving and Volunteering are so important right now because they combine key well-being elements: social needs, meaningful work and community involvement. When so many employees were effectively trapped at home, they had personal stressors that were sometimes helped by HCM technology but a big piece that was missing was the chance to connect with people outside their workplace and feel useful when it was very easy to feel powerless. 

By allowing employees to help others and communicate and recognize those collective actions, employers also get a chance to give to their own work community and the community at large.

Which business results can your organization tie to well-being efforts? (Top 3)

Business metricPercentage of companies able to connect well-being efforts to this metric
Employee engagement 83%
Retention rate 66%
Burnout rate46%
Source: Organizations are Communities: How Do We Care for and Engage our Employees? 2021

Organizations see real business results from these efforts too, this is not a case of reducing risk but bringing positive results to all parties involved. Of course, charitable work and corporate giving can be accomplished without HCM software but the ability to make it visible to communicate and recognize, then to tie it all together into achievable business goals is what makes the technology side of it so helpful. Any organization seeking to make the connection between the outside community and their internal one should be deeply interested in these new capabilities that are now available. 

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Cliff Stevenson

Cliff Stevenson is Principal Analyst, Workforce Management Practice, for Brandon Hall Group. He came to Brandon Hall Group in 2015 from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) where he was a senior analyst since 2012. Cliff's experience as human capital research analyst has focused on data and analytics, performance management, recruitment, acquisition, retention, and attrition.