“The importance of a wellness plan” was the title that convened the first masterclass held by TherapyChat together with the Human Resources Forum in a session that included the reflections of Isabel Aranda, occupational psychologist and CCO of TherapyChat.
In a difficult moment for society, in part due to the covid, and the news that we are experiencing at an economic, social level and in all orders, according to Aranda, an occupational psychologist, “it supposes a brittle, non-linear and insecure environment” that increases stress and burnout in people due to the post-traumatic stage caused by the pandemic.
Therefore, given these elements that reflect what society is living in, it is necessary to carry out welfare plans to take care of workers. “A few years ago we talked about health habits… now the word is well-being and nothing else is talked about in people management forums.” Lor indicating that welfare plans «they are strategic actions that the company thinks of to offer workers physical, emotional, economic, labor stability that involve training workers and giving support measures so that they have the psychological security that they will be fine and can trust the company »added the Chief Content Officer.
However, even if there is a wellness plan established and programmed for the organization, it should not be forgotten that for there to be healthy wellness, there must first be a “cordial leadership” based on the trust of the collaborators and the work they do regardless of whether they are present or not. According to the psychologist, she explained in the meeting that there are measures “around the relationships between peers” and it has been seen that “all teleworking measures need social support”in addition to having to take care of the individual aspect.
Facing the technological future, Isabel Aranda assured that people must be taught to live with a digital environment where, today, there is so much information that it is difficult to assimilate. What causes cognitive wear in people.
On the other hand, referring to a study carried out by Deloitte, the psychologist explained that if wellness plans are implemented, they lead to a reduction in “6% less absenteeism, 9% more commitment, 60% more attraction for Z generations. There are figures that tell us that wellness plans are being effective because they mean quality of life.”
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Then, answering the next question, Aranda stated that the younger generations look for and ask under what conditions they will earn and if there is the possibility of teleworking, health insurance or other elements that increase the quality of life at work.
On how well-being and talent (employer branding) have become, in the organizations themselves to retain and attract talent, for his part, he declared the following: “Wellness plans have to be as personalized as possible. Now people try to cover all of Maslow’s needs with work, we want the answers now and we demand that companies provide them to us from the start.
Finally, Isabel Aranda, psychologist and CCO at TherapyChat, ended her presentation by pointing out that what worries her the most is the huge imbalance that exists in SMEs regarding the preparation of wellness plans in a country like Spain where SMEs represent a 98% of the business fabric. “We must make an effort to bring this idea to SMEs” , concluded.
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