2.27.18: Employee Wellness App Spotlight – “You Earned It”
Innovative software programs, like Flashfit, are increasingly important in sparking and maintaining employee engagement with workplace wellness programs. This week we’re focusing on an increasingly popular app-based rewards program called YouEarnedIt.
In a study by WorldAtWork, a global human resources foundation, 54 percent of employees said that short-term incentives have a high impact on engagement, while only 32 percent cited long-term incentives. Many different companies are supporting workplaces to rethink the way they reward their staff, trading company coffee mugs for 6-month subscriptions to Spotify. These new options let employers reward perks online in real time and some also add in a social media connectivity component, so your team can openly thank colleagues for a job well done.
YouEarnedIt is one flexible employee engagement software platform to recognize people, foster happiness at work, and reward employees for being great.
The “You Earned It” program focuses on
(1) Unifying Corporate Culture
(2) Boosting Engagement
(3) Increasing Retention
(4) Redefining Recognition
This social-media based recognition program lets your team award “points” to their colleagues that can be redeemed for a variety of different rewards. “We provide a curated master catalog of gift cards from top retailers and donations to a variety of meaningful charities,” explains Steve Semelsberger, chief executive officer of YouEarnedIt, but notes that companies can also build in their own rewards such as a day off. One company even offers a “Coffee from the Boss” where employees redeem points to get a hand-delivered coffee from their manager. These points can also be used for participation in and leadership of employee wellness programs.
What to remember: Before beginning any rewards program, managers need to know what they want out of it – and continue to evaluate if the program is meeting their company’s overall needs.
And regardless of what system a company chooses, recognition should recognize special achievements or contributions. “Too much public recognition can lead to the Lake Woebegone effect of ‘everybody is above average’” explains Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of business administration at the University of Illinois College of Business.
The Flashfit app can get you there easily. With hundreds of fast and fun one-minute exercises that don’t require any special equipment, your employees can get moving right in your office. And Flashfit will track and measure all employee all activity, so your organization can reach your wellness goals and work healthy. https://www.flash.fit
Sources: Hubspot, Entrepreneur Magazine
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