Creating employee well-being takes commitment — to employees and to a positive workplace culture, according to an article in HR Dive. “That environment can become a competitive advantage for attracting, retaining, and engaging a thriving workforce.”
The publication recently interviewed Humana’s Tim State, Senior Vice President of Associate Health and Well-being, for an article titled From Wellness to Well-Being: The Evolution of Employer Health Initiatives.
It cited the company’s “bigger, more holistic approach” to associate well-being.
“What started as on-site yoga classes and smoking cessation programs has evolved,” the article said. “As employers learn more about the science of how humans thrive and other aspects of productivity, organizations can build a better foundation for well-being.”
Tim said, “We’ve moved from a narrow understanding of programs or slices of that picture into something a lot more holistic and fundamental.”
The article said that at Humana, well-being “incorporates four dimensions: a sense of purpose in one’s life and career; health, including, but not limited to physical, emotional and spiritual health; sense of belonging, which includes relationships; and sense of security, which includes personal safety as well as financial security. These aspects provide the foundation for wellbeing, and the company’s offerings reinforce the direction.”
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