According to Gallup, there’s a strong relationship between employee engagement and employee wellbeing – two drivers of performance, productivity and retention.  Each – engagement and wellbeing – has a reciprocal and additive impact on the future state of the other.

While the best people leaders have always shown respect for the lived experience of team members, and demonstrated care and concern for their emotional needs, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance doing so.  Engagement and wellbeing are central to employee satisfaction and workplace productivity.

Today, wellness and career management programs alone are not enough to drive high performance.  A winning strategy involves addressing all aspects of employee wellbeing – career, social, financial, community and physical – and maximizing opportunities for workers to play from their strengths.