For many years, employers like yourself have been collecting data to monitor the wellbeing of their employees. In this blog, we’re going to outline how you can use data to improve employee wellness and make positive changes to your business.

Why Should I Monitor Employee Wellbeing?

By monitoring employee wellbeing, you can make small yet significant changes to improve the health and wellness of your employees.

When you have a consistently happy and healthy workforce, you will see an increase in productivity, engagement and motivation. You will also benefit from fewer absences, less sickness-related time off and lower staff turnover. It’s an all-round win-win!

Monitoring Employee Wellbeing Based On Attendance

Recording absences, and better yet, the reason for absences, is a traditional yet effective way to monitor the wellbeing of your employees.

For example, the data may show a recurring theme of stress-related absences. You can use this data to try and help your employees better manage their stress levels and mental wellbeing.

Or, if you observe a number of your employees taking time off to deal with family emergencies, you can use this data to provide possible solutions, such as flexible working.

Monitoring Employee Wellbeing Using Productivity Levels

Productivity can be measured by dividing the output by hours worked. This can then be plotted on a graph and will display a trend line. By closely monitoring this trend line, you will notice if there is a sudden drop or steady decline in productivity amongst your staff.

Alternatively, you may notice a sudden spike in productivity levels in one department. Using this data, you can evaluate which changes have led to the surge or decline in productivity, for example, it could be a new line manager.

Measuring productivity levels is a good way to monitor employee wellbeing

Monitoring Employee Wellbeing Using Staff Turnover

Having a high staff turnover is not only costly for your company, but it’s also a strong indication that employees are not happy working within your company.

High staff turnover can negatively affect your existing staff members and workplace culture as well as impacting your bottom line.

There are many inevitable reasons why people leave their job, such as relocating. However, more often than not, people leave their job because they are not happy.

By prioritising the health and wellbeing of your employees, your team will feel valued in the workplace and will be more inclined to stay. You will be able to retain your brightest sparks whilst reducing staff turnover.

Monitoring Employee Wellbeing With Modern Technology

Using traditional types of data, such as attendance numbers and staff turnover, is an effective way to monitor employee wellbeing. However, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, there are now even better ways to monitor employees in the workplace!

In recent years, it has become increasingly popular for people to track their health and wellbeing using technological devices, such as smartwatches, mobile apps and wristbands. Maybe you do it yourself? Perhaps you wear a Fitbit, or use a mobile phone app, such as Strava, to track your distance and speed when you go for a run?

With technology, we can monitor everything from our heart rate and sleep pattern to how many steps we’ve taken in a day.

Using technological devices to measure health and wellbeing

The Wellspace Mobile App

Here at Wellspace, we have a dedicated Mobile App, which encourages your employees to track their sleep, exercise and mood.

Sleep is essential for our health. The Wellspace sleep tracker enables employees to track their sleep quality and duration. It also encourages them to make small changes to improve their sleeping pattern.

The activity tracker accurately shows calories burned, distance travelled, steps taken, and even floors covered. It encourages employees to exercise regularly and demonstrates the benefits of more exercise.

The mood tracker enables employees to record their moods and inspires them to identify patterns of positive and negative emotions. By understanding individual stressors and mood boosters, your team will be able to improve their mental resilience and overall health.

The beauty of this app is it provides you with detailed data based on the progress of your employees. You can then use your online portal to tailor activities and training based on the health and wellbeing needs of your employees.

For example, if the data collected demonstrates a high number of your employees are stressed, you can offer Focus Training on how to manage stress.

Get In Touch

If you’d like to find out more about using data to monitor employee wellbeing, get in touch with Wellspace. Here at Wellspace, we are experts in workplace wellness. We are aiming to revolutionise workplace wellness with our leading app, online portal and tailored wellbeing training.

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