People Are Multidimensional—Your Wellbeing Program Should Be, Too
A holistic approach to employee wellbeing considers the whole person—all aspects of professional and personal life and their interconnection. It also meets participants where they are on their individual wellness journeys.
What’s the Difference Between Wellness and Wellbeing?
With growing recognition that people need well-rounded support to be their best selves and do their best work, the traditional definition of employee wellness is expanding. The concept of wellbeing goes beyond the body to encompass a broader set of factors that contribute to overall employee health and happiness. Physical wellness is only one part of a thriving life—and if total employee wellbeing is neglected, it ultimately impacts engagement, productivity, and performance.1
To promote wellbeing vs. just wellness, the WellRight platform incorporates six dimensions—physical, mental/emotional, occupational, social, financial, and purpose—with activities and resources focused on each. Our NCQA-certified Health Risk Assessment (HRA) asks questions about each dimension and identifies specific areas to work on. Participants are then given personalized recommendations for activities and educational resources to engage with at their own pace.
1. Physical Wellbeing
Physical health includes healthy habits in nutrition, exercise, weight management, smoking, hygiene, and sleep. Not only does physical wellbeing increase productivity and reduce absenteeism, it helps stave off preventable chronic disease, lowering healthcare costs.
2. Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
75% of employees experience at least one symptom of a mental health condition,2 which can affect performance, morale, and retention. WellRight helps employees address mental health challenges as well as healthy ways to manage emotions.
3. Occupational Wellbeing
People who maintain occupational wellbeing typically have work-life balance, find their work rewarding, relate well with co-workers, and develop positive ways to manage workplace stress. They are motivated, engaged, and happy with their career choice, in part thanks to an equally supportive work environment that sets them up for success.
4. Social Wellbeing
Social wellbeing nurtures human connection, collaboration, and company culture. People with a sense of community at work are 66% more likely to stay in their job and contribute to higher trends of engagement and growth.3 A strong sense of belonging and engagement not only benefits individuals but also contributes to overall workplace productivity and satisfaction—ultimately helping employees thrive.
5. Financial Wellbeing
57% of employees say finances are their top cause of stress.4 The subsequent effects of this financial stress are vast, affecting sleep, social relationships, and productivity in the workplace. Educational resources and activities that build employees’ skills in budgeting, saving, and strategic spending can empower them and reduce anxiety.
70% of employees define their sense of purpose by their work—but only 18% find fulfillment in their current roles.5 The WellRight program prioritizes the inclusion of purpose as a part of the employee wellness journey. We provide activities that help employees uncover purpose, create meaning, and develop goals, individually and with their coworkers, to drive long-term growth.
WellRight's mental health solutions
92% of employees consider it important to work for an organization that provides support for employee mental health.6
But it can be difficult to talk about mental health with coworkers and supervisors, or to seek professional help. WellRight’s digital solutions make mental healthcare accessible, affordable, confidential, and stigma-free.
Our behavioral health platform is built on a foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Animo provides:
- Anytime access to resources via web or mobile device
- CBT-based modules on depression, anxiety, and stress
- Emotional fitness tips, flash courses, and games
We also provide mental health counseling via secure text messaging to boost emotional health. TextCoach provides:
- Unlimited connections with licensed mental health counselors
- Immediate start with no appointments or wait times
- Encryption and secure storage of all communications
See How to Deliver a Holistic Wellbeing Journey
Focus your program on wellbeing vs. just wellness with the WellRight platform.
1 Gallup. “Wellness vs. Wellbeing: What's the Difference? April 2021.
2 Mind Share Partners. “2021 Mental Health at Work Report,” 2021.
3 Harvard Business Review. “Rekindling a Sense of Community at Work,” August 2022.
4 PWC. “2023 Employee Financial Wellness Survey,” 2023.
5 McKinsey. “Help your employees find purpose—or watch them leave,” April 2021.
6 American Psychological Association. “2023 Work in America Survey,” 2023.