Keeping in mind the rapidly transforming technology and more important than ever-employee wellness, it is no surprise that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to shape the future of the workplace. AI for employee wellbeing has a lot of scopes to change the entire way to structure wellness in any workplace.
Artificial Intelligence has been busy showing its ability to transform the world, and the past few years have shown how it can impact and improve human resource administration. Throughout the [ast decade companies have received applications asking to use AI to reduce recruitment bias, employee analytics to understand their forte, and automation of HR tasks to reduce the extra load off the human resources department. Considering the presence of a native digital workforce in function, AI is paving its way successfully to dominate the workforce.
Employee wellness with AI, specifically managing mental health at work, is arguably one of the most important and urgent ones. With the modernization, employers are now aware that the mental health of their employees is crucial to maintain a healthy employee experience. Many studies have also shown that employees now consider their future job based on their employee experience and that a positive wellness work culture, also yields higher profits.
So, as and when we keep moving to a deeper decade that will surely be dominated by AI there are many ways by which it is going to transform employee wellness. Some of them are-
One major advantage offered by AI for employee wellness is the potential to minimize the amount of time spent in feedback loops between the upper and lower-level executives. The basic method includes distributing feedback forms manually, then recollecting and assessing them. Not only are these methods prone to human error, but are also super time-consuming and provide little to no impact on the employee experience.
However, with digital technology, employee feedback can be collected online and evaluated within no time. Yes, digital feedback is already a common practice followed by many companies, but the use of AI in feedback optimization promises greater efficiency. The potential of analysing feedback through AI goes beyond simply analysing MCQs. The presence of NLP- natural language processing, can analyse and interpret neutral responses with amazing efficiency. By using this, less time will be wasted on collecting and interpreting feedback, and more can be done to implement them.
Even though the world has evolved a lot, many companies are still very regressive and thus have faced social as well as legal consequences for practicing bias recruitment or work culture. Even now, only a fraction of senior roles are occupied by women. Bias in recruitment starts from the first and foremost process- the candidate shortlisting.
While there are few roles that require to be filled by a certain gender or age, maximum job roles are independent of any biased criteria. AI automatically shortlists the applications based on experience, skills, and requirements, and not age, gender, or social background. It is a proven fact that organizations that practice DE& I are more successful as they varied viewpoints. In regards to employee wellness, utilizing AI in recruitment can boost morale, and improve company culture to a great extent.
Sound Financial Decision
To take an informed decision on making the best of wellness benefits, employees are usually in a conundrum. While the availability of options to make this decision is personal, many employees are unclear of how to use it to their advantage and end up making a bad judgement call. An AI-based decision-making program, devised to analyse an employee’s health risk along with their financial information, will help them in making an informed decision and select the appropriate health and benefits package. It provides recommendations to employees of what might be the best option for them, thereby improving their experience and financial security.
Personalized Wellness Programs
AI has the capability of substantially impacting the wellness industry by providing elevated functionality in employee wellbeing programs through personalization. The AI technology can categorize employees based on their preferences and personalities, which in turn will enhance their employee experience. More advanced programs can leverage the employees’ goals and motivate them to achieve them and increase their participation.
Advancement Of Wearable Technology
This may be a little in the future for companies, but many people have already started to use wearable technology to stay updated on their health. Watches nowadays come with inbuilt sensors that can tell a person’s heart rate, their activity throughout the day. Studies show that including wearables in the workplace can help in interpreting employee emotions. With the help of wearable technology, employees will know when they are feeling anxious by their increased heart rate, and they can automatically disconnect a bit and take a breather. This technology, even though is far-fetched, will help wonders to improve employee wellness in the workplace.
The Gist Of It…
The bottom line is enhancing employee wellness in the workplace is both a moral as well as a financial stickler for companies. Now more than ever, there is an urgent need to start paying attention to employee’s mental needs as well. Thus, with the help of AI, a company can create a positive and healthy atmosphere in this cut-throat environment.
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