MercerWELL: powering a thriving workforce
HERO scorecard in collaboration with Mercer
Well-designed, comprehensive and evidence-based workplace health promotion programs can improve employees’ health risk profile and lower their healthcare costs.
But not all employers have the tools and knowledge to design and implement world-class employee health and well-being initiatives. Wondering where you stand? Since 2009, the HERO Health and Well-Being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer (the “Scorecard”) has helped employers measure how their efforts align with industry best practices.
Building a comprehensive strategy across the four pillars of well-being
Since the start of the global pandemic, employee health has moved rapidly up the corporate agenda. Firms are beginning to understand that caring for employees is both productive and cost-effective.
This shift has highlighted the need for benefits professionals to work with colleagues in occupational health and safety, risk management, talent acquisition and human resource (HR) delivery to create a comprehensive approach to well-being.
To be effective, well-being should be a complete strategy that encompasses benefits, workforce engagement, and company culture, rather than a checklist of individual initiatives.
Strong well-being strategies include four pillars - physical, emotional, social and financial - that influence an individuals’ sense of purpose, increase happiness and promotes health.
Strong well-being strategies benefit employers, employees, and greater society.
Improving health outcomes
The MercerWELL: Total Health Management team helps organizations mitigate health risk, optimize talent and enable wellbeing-centric cultures and brands, contributing to healthy, equitable societies and positive business outcomes.
We collaborate as a specialty group within Mercer’s Health practice, and colleagues are considered trusted advisors to our client’s strategy and overarching well-being goals.