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How to get ahead of the employee benefits game with state-of-the-art wellbeing technology

How to get ahead of the employee benefits game with state-of-the-art wellbeing technology

40% of employees are unhappy at work and considering leaving their job in the near future. As the Great Resignation and trends such as quiet quitting continue to cast a shadow over the global workforce, companies are turning to employee benefits to attract and retain staff. 

Health and wellbeing benefits are more important than ever 

Your benefits package can be a powerful employee retention tool, but only if you offer the perks that staff actually want. A recent survey by Aon revealed that 93% of employers have noticed a change in employee benefits expectations, with more importance being placed on health and wellbeing related benefits. Over two thirds of employees are concerned about at least one aspect of their wellbeing, and the majority consider wellbeing support and benefits a top priority when applying for a new job. 

Health and wellbeing benefits should address both physical and mental wellbeing. People with MSK issues like back pain are 64% less likely to view their job as rewarding, and 80% of surveyed staff would consider leaving their job for one that focuses more on employee mental health. Physical pain and mental health are intrinsically linked, so both should fall into the employee benefits equation. 

Additionally, technology and gamification is becoming more and more important in the employee benefits game, especially when it comes to attracting and retaining millennial and Gen-Z talent. Choosing the right tools can boost employee engagement, increase productivity and make employees far more likely to stick around, particularly if the technology offers a personalised experience. 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could offer your team the best of both worlds – a state-of-the-art piece of technology and a wellbeing benefit wrapped into one? 

Well, look no further! Vitrue VIDA is a tech-driven digital desk assessment, designed to reduce MSK issues like back pain and improve wellbeing for remote, office and hybrid teams. A cool employee benefit that actually makes a difference to your team’s health and wellbeing.

VIDA desk assessment
How VIDA can help you get ahead of the employee benefits game 

Employee wellbeing benefits is a competitive game. Vitrue VIDA has many features to help you stand out from other companies and deliver something truly valuable to attract and retain staff: 

1. Computer-vision webcam assessment brings the “cool factor”

It’s no secret that the modern workforce loves a bit of cool technology. When employees have access to tools they enjoy using, they tend to be happier, more engaged and productive. And happy employees are four times more likely to stay at a job than unhappy ones! 

VIDA’s computer-vision webcam assessment was built using the latest cutting-edge technology used to detect injuries in professional athletes. It detects the position of your head, shoulders and distance from your screen, providing instant AI-generated recommendations to improve your posture. A truly unique and innovative way to prevent MSK issues in the workplace! 

webcam assessment
2. Interactive desk planner adds an element of gamification

Gamification is a growing trend in all sorts of workplace tools, with a staggering success rate for increasing employee motivation and engagement. Many of the trendiest employee perks at big tech companies include elements of gamification – it can really help to bolster your benefits package. 

VIDA’s interactive desk planner allows you to recreate your workplace setup with a fun and engaging game. You’ll receive a clinically-validated score based on the equipment and positioning of items in your desk space, along with tailored suggestions to improve your workplace setup. You can even share your results with your colleagues on Slack for an extra competitive edge!

VIDA desk planner
3. A tailored exercise and pain management programme  

Since remote and hybrid working became the norm, digital wellbeing apps have risen in popularity and are now some of the most sought after employee perks out there. Alongside mental wellbeing apps like Unmind, Calm and Headspace, physical fitness app downloads grew by 46% during the pandemic and have replaced traditional gym memberships for many people. 

However, exercise is just one side of the coin. 65% of employees suffer from MSK issues like back pain, which can be a huge blocker for taking up exercise in the first place. VIDA Pain Coach is a personalised pain management and exercise programme which goes a step further than traditional wellbeing apps. The exercises are tailored to your individual needs and pain levels, with educational content to help you and your team keep work-related pain at bay. 

4. Beat the burnout beast

The best employee benefit packages offer support and solutions to real problems that employees face. Sadly, chronic stress and burnout are very common issues which can have a detrimental effect on employee wellbeing and retention.  

Rates of burnout have spiked by 48% in the last year, yet 70% of employees feel their employers are not doing enough to prevent burnout in their company. VIDA includes burnout assessments and scientifically-proven wellbeing recommendations to help your team proactively beat the burnout beast.

By giving your team access to VIDA, you’ll be providing them with a valuable, state-of-the-art benefit that actually makes a difference to their health and wellbeing. For more information on how VIDA can help you get ahead of the employee benefits game, get in touch with us at sales@vitruehealth.com or try out VIDA yourself for free!

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Marisa
Marisa

Marisa is a Content Marketing Manager at Vitrue Health. She writes about a range of topics including DSE, hybrid working and employee wellbeing. Check out more of Marisa's articles on the Vitrue Health blog!

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