How to Encourage Employee Well-Being Virtually 

Shandra Martinez

| 2 min read

Multitasking mother explaining graphs during her online conference while taking care of her sleepy baby boy.
With many employees working remotely over the last year, companies need to consider virtual options for their well-being program offerings. Here are some options you may want to offer to your employees to help them thrive while working from home.

Community well-being

  • Partner with schools to mentor students who are learning virtually.
  • Partner with community groups to reach out to homebound adults to combat loneliness.
  • Offer a drop-off site for food donations.

Social well-being

  • Support both employees and family.
  • Put cameras on during meetings so employees can see facial expressions.
  • Have a team group text to encourage healthy living and share personal updates.
  • Start meetings by asking your employees to “tell me something good.”
  • Have leaders make personal check-in calls to their employees.

Financial well-being

  • Have an expert lead a virtual class in budgeting, retirement or other financial topics.
  • Post financial well-being articles on your intranet site.
  • Watch this past webinar on The Importance of Financial Well-Being.

Career well-being

  • Use meetings and one-on-ones to help employees see their connection to the company’s mission.
  • Move mentoring programs online.
  • Create a spot on your intranet for career-related videos, articles and links.

Physical well-being

  • Encourage employees to focus on healthy eating, weight loss or exercise by offering corporate discounts on supportive apps.
  • Provide links to exercise, cooking demos and recipes. We’ve got some great options on
  • Don’t forget the basics. Encourage your employees to move throughout the day.

Emotional well-being

  • Promote mental health resources such as employee assistance programs or telehealth doctors.
  • Promote the Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being Wednesday meditations.
  • Promote challenges centered on mindfulness, gratitude or habits that improve emotional well-being.
  • Start your meetings with a short meditation.
Learn more about supporting your virtual employees in this Blue Cross® Virtual Well-Being webinar. You can also sign up for future employer-focused and general interest webinars here, where you’ll find past sessions and resources. Related:
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