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Towards creating healthier workplaces with Xoxoday

ekincare and Xoxoday are taking care of employees wellbeing

ekincare has announced its collaboration with Xoxoday, a SaaS company offering products for employee rewards and recognition, channel sales incentives, and consumer promotions. ekincare as an organization believes that a healthier workforce helps achieve optimum levels of productivity while Xoxoday believes that motivated and engaged people achieve better results.

Know this partnership in detail

ekincare and Xoxoday are driven to design an experience for employees as well as businesses in discovering the importance of employee wellbeing.

ekincare helps organizations in administering their employee health benefits through structured health data and AI-driven analytics, thus making it possible for them to create a preventive, predictive, and highly personalized healthcare journey for them. Xoxoday, on the other hand, empowers businesses by helping them launch AI-driven reward and incentive programs for employees, channel partners, and the gig workforce in just sixty minutes.

ekincare generates a personalized journey for each employee based on their health risk assessment and past medical records which results in overall savings of organizational healthcare costs. Xoxoday’s reward platform, Plum, keeps employees motivated and engaged by helping organizations frequently recognize employee efforts.

These platforms when brought together create an experience that ensures the complete well-being of employees. 

The well-being of an employee - A necessity for a happy work culture

In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of companies that have given some great perks to their employees like free gym memberships, medical insurance, and foreign trips. The question is - Are these initiatives enough to improve the overall well-being of an employee such that it elevates them to their productive best?

The success of an organization is not just determined by profit margins and the revenue it generates but also by its ability to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. Due to this very reason, holistic employee wellness programs are gaining immense popularity.

But, the problem with these programs is they are unidimensional and do not have a holistic approach. Just giving a free gym membership or medical insurance isn’t enough as it covers only the physical wellness of an employee and well-being goes beyond that.

The well-being of an employee consists of three dimensions:

  • Physical Dimension
  • Emotional Dimension
  • Social Dimension

Every dimension plays an integral role in improving the well-being of an employee and it is important for organizations to consider every dimension to get the best from their employees.

How does this integration cover all three aspects of employee well-being?

ekincare is an AI-driven platform that helps companies monitor the health and well-being of their employees. The platform gives access to a lot of healthcare services that cover every aspect of health- Physical and Mental well-being. Their integrated telemedicine platform has access to 24*7 doctor consultations, online delivery of medications, health checks, and access to more than 6000+ fitness centers, and health programs.

The USP of ekincare is that it maps a personalized journey for employees on the basis of their health risk assessment and previous medical records. This, in turn, nudges employees towards a healthier lifestyle which leads to an overall reduction of healthcare costs for an organization.

Xoxoday Plum is a rewarding platform that helps organizations build a winning work culture by running reward and recognition programs and letting employees choose their experience from a global catalog consisting of products and experiences from more than 700+ brands.

When both these platforms come together, they take care of all three dimensions as ekincare takes care of the physical and mental well-being of the employees whereas by using Xoxoday’s Plum to reward employees, HRs take care of their employees' emotional and social well-being. HR can then run effective reward programs for them based on different parameters as per the work culture of their organization.

A step towards building a more productive workforce

When HR professionals take care of the three dimensions of their employee’s well-being with ekincare and Xoxoday, they get three primary benefits:

Keep employees motivated with rewards and recognition programs

Who doesn’t like rewards? Recognizing the efforts of employees and rewarding them with Xoxopoints, motivate them to do even better. This contributes to their overall happiness as these points could be leveraged to get discounts on products and experiences from the best brands across the globe.

Lower healthcare costs

Insurance companies charge higher premiums on employees who have diabetics, are overweight, and have other major health issues. Due to this reason, organizations have a hard time getting such employees insured. A great way to tackle this problem is - Health Wellness Programs. These programs can reduce risks among employees as they get basic health care through telemedicine programs and easy access to a doctor. Not only will it reduce insurance costs, but employees will be healthier leading to an increase in overall positivity.

More productivity

When an employee is healthy and motivated, they will always give their best. Businesses that invest in rewarding their employees and taking care of their health make a long-term investment that boosts the overall productivity of the organization. Not only that, such programs motivate the employees to show up every day and since their health is taken care of, the number of sick leaves taken also decreases to a great extent leading to better productive quarters.

  • More than $450 billion is lost per year in the US due to actively disengaged employees as per Gallup.
  • Companies with a lot of work pressure experience see healthcare costs increase by up to 50% as per BMC Public Health. 

The partnership of ekincare and Xoxoday and can bring a lot of relief to organizations facing problems with productivity and healthcare costs.

“Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your business” – Richard Branson. 

Let’s have a bigger vision and ensure the well-being of employees. When organizations start striving for that, the above two statistics will improve on their own. Organizations need to leverage AI to get better insights into the journey of their employees. When the management is in sync with the lifecycle of an employee, it makes it easier to identify moments where they could be appreciated, and areas where their health could be affected leading to an overall better relationship between the organization and the employee.

Happier-healthier workplaces would no more be a myth, we can make it a reality. 

Prachi Bharadwaj is an experienced Marketing Communications Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the health tech & higher education industries.