It’s easier for employers to help maintain workers’ health and increase productivity, today and in the long term, by offering safe and quick access to medical care and services.
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected employees’ mental and physical health in numerous ways. It’s not just about getting the virus, it’s worrying about the virus. It’s also adding anxiety and financial stress/worry into households. People are worried about how their kids are affected, how the market could affect their finances and more. In fact, in a recent study by McKinsey, 80 percent of respondents say the crisis is materially affecting their daily work lives.
Since the start of the global health event:
- Forty-four percent of employees surveyed have deferred medical care.
- Sixty-five percent of employees report that mental health issues have directly impacted their work.
Workers putting off care for physical and mental health needs can impact your business: Poor health costs U.S. employers $530 billion annually, between wages and benefits, workers’ compensation, performance and opportunity costs of absence.
The good news: The shift to remote or hybrid work and the need for easy access to care has opened doors for new technologies to help keep employees safe and healthy. As an employer, your people are your top priority and you have more choices now to help take care of them.
It’s easier for employers to help maintain workers’ health and increase productivity, today and in the long term, by offering safe and quick access to medical appointments, mental health counseling and COVID-19 testing, plus tools to keep employees safe in the workplace.
Telehealth benefits have proven successful for employees: 79 percent of employees who used virtual health services in 2020 say their visits were equally good as in-person care.
Here are just a few of the ways your employees and your business can benefits from today’s HR and health-care technology:
- Keep others safe: It’s easy to talk to a doctor remotely instead of going out while sick.
- Avoid wait times: Virtual doctor visits save time traveling to and waiting for appointments.
- Affordability for all employees: You can offer telemedicine benefits with no copay or insurance needed.
- Help mitigate risks: Easily track employees’ vaccine status, manage workplace access, contact trace and more.
View our infographic to learn more about today’s HR health-care technology and the capabilities available to help keep your employees at their best.
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This article originally appeared on SPARK powered by ADP.