How to tighten up your wellbeing strategy and say goodbye to woolly wellbeing


Employee wellbeing has proven to be vital for business success, with healthy, happy employees having such a positive impact that 76% of employers have now ranked employee wellbeing as a top priority, according to Willis Towers Watson’s 2019 Benefits Trends Survey. However, many employers still don’t know how to ensure their wellbeing strategy is effective. Hence the term ‘woolly wellbeing’. In fact, Willis Towers Watson’s Benefit Preferences report (2018) found that only 40% of workers appreciate the benefits they receive from their employer.

How to tighten up your wellbeing strategy and say goodbye to woolly wellbeing

Does your employee wellbeing strategy include a bowl of free fruit at the end of the desk? Maybe you’ve got a ping pong table set up in the staff room. Unfortunately, whilst these material things are nice to have, research has shown that 86% of UK adults said ‘fun features’ have no specific value to their working life. What really makes an effective wellbeing strategy is individuality, recognising that your employees have their own needs and it’s not a simple case of ‘one size fits all’.

Welcome to Breeze

A digital wellbeing platform, designed to help you support your staff through insight driven employee health benefits.  

The benefits:

Breeze offers so much more than employee benefits. Employees will have a better, more personal experience as they have access to tailored content, written by experts within the industry. With online assessments that aim to identify where your employees need more support, you can rest assured that your workforce will receive all the right tools to help improve their general health and wellbeing.

With access to a personal dashboard to assess and monitor health and an inventory of resourceful tools and blog articles, expert advice and recommendations, your employees will have continued support when they need it. Not to mention having the option to book appointments for healthcare services, plus amazing discounts across hundreds of famous brands.

Breeze provides amazing health benefits for employees whilst offering employers a company-wide report on the health of the business. Using the data within Breeze, you can refine your employee strategy and improve engagement to ensure your employees are truly benefiting from your wellbeing strategy. It’s been reported that one in six employers who invest in employee wellbeing don’t evaluate the impact it has on their employees.

Having this insight is invaluable, helping you shape a better support system for your employees and, in turn, supporting you in managing absenteeism and increasing productivity. It’s no lie that healthy, happy employees lead to increased productivity. Research by Make UK and Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing show that more than 90% of the manufacturers that have invested in employee wellbeing have seen an increase in workforce productivity. 

As employees begin to return to the office after the effects of COVID-19, offering support is going to be more important than ever. The global pandemic has been tough on everyone, whether it be financially, physically or mentally, employees have had to adapt to huge changes. Breeze will give you the opportunity to offer support at a deeper level, contributing to a healthier, happier future both at home and in the workplace.

Are you ready to say goodbye to woolly wellbeing and hello to Breeze? Find out more.

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