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Improving Employee Wellness in the Workplace

Employee wellness is top of mind with business owners and HR managers. We've identified benefits employees say could help address their emotional, financial, physical, and social wellness — to potentially improve your workforce productivity, recruiting, and retention.

Employee Wellness Resources

  • Read the Results

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    Employee Wellness Infographic

    Get key statistics from our workplace mental health survey and find out what they could mean for your business and read more about the situation.

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  • Read the Report

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    State of Mental Health in the Workplace Report

    Read the full results of our survey and learn the state of employee wellness and its effects on employees and ultimately the businesses they work for.

    Download the Report

  • Read the Guide

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    How Are Your Employees Feeling? A Guide to Workplace Mental Health

    Learn steps you can start taking today to address the four pillars of employee wellness in your workplace: emotional, financial, physical, and social.

    Download the Guide

  • Watch the Webinar

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    Employee Mental Health — Visible Costs of an Invisible Struggle

    Hear about the state of employee wellness and what you can do to improve employee wellness in your business from HR experts Steve Boese: HR Technology Conference Co-Chair and Co-Host of HR Happy Hour and Alison Stevens: Paychex Director of HR Services.

    Watch the Webinar

  • Listen to the Podcast

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    HR Survey Results: Workers’ Well-Being Now Takes Priority

    New findings from a recent Paychex survey identify employee well-being as a top factor for workers and among those most desired in a future job search. Hear research expert Jeanne Meister of Executive Networks share further insights on well-being to help businesses improve employee retention and recruiting efforts at this critical time.

    Listen to the Podcast | Season 3, Episode 7

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  • Listen to the Podcast

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    The Power of Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

    With the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant impact on the emotional, financial, and physical health of individuals across the globe, employers can no longer wait to invest in employee wellness programs. Join Jake Flaitz, Director of Benefits and Wellbeing at Paychex, as we discuss the critical role that employee wellbeing has on your overall business success.

    Listen to the Podcast | Season 2, Episode 12

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  • Listen to the Podcast

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    Mental Health Series: Improving You and Your Employees’ Mental Wellbeing in the Virtual Workplace

    Learn how employers and employees can improve their wellbeing in the workplace as well as in a virtual work environment. Cathleen Swody, Founding Partner and Director of Assessment from Thrive Leadership, talks with Gene Marks about improving communication, the employee wellness benefits you can offer to employees, and why business owners should also take time off.

    Listen to the Podcast | Season 2, Episode 50

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  • Listen to the Podcast

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    Mental Health Series: Total Worker Health. What is It? Why is It Important? And How the CDC Says You Can Help Improve it.

    To keep employees physically safe at work, you meet OSHA regulations. But according to Dr. L. Casey Chosewood from the CDC, your employees' wellbeing is just as important. Hear as he explains Total Worker Health®, and why business owners should be introducing policies, programs, and practices to help address financial, employee wellness, and personal life stressors.

    Listen to the Podcast | Season 2, Episode 51

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    Mental Health Series: The Importance of Mental Health for You, Your Employees, and the Culture of Your Company

    Dr. Krystal Lewis, a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), talks with Gene Marks about the importance of positive mental health – not just for your employees, but for you as a business owner as well. Hear about everything from dealing with work frustrations to making psychologists available to employees and to yourself.

    Listen to the Podcast | Season 2, Episode 53

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Support Employee Wellness With Paychex HR

Nearly 40% of employees surveyed said their organization’s benefits, policies, and culture fail to support their health across the four pillars of wellbeing in the workplace — mental, physical, financial, and social.1 Paychex HR helps you effectively address the four pillars in order to improve morale, productivity, recruiting, and retention.

Mental Health

Offer support and connect better with employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential mental health support
  • Paychex Flex® Time for more flexible scheduling
  • Performance management and development tools in Paychex Flex

Physical Health

Offer comprehensive benefits to improve physical wellbeing.

  • Group health insurance
  • Voluntary vision, dental, and wellness programs at no cost to you
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts to save pretax for qualified medical expenses
  • OSHA compliance and safety program to help protect employees from physical injury

Financial Health

Enable financial peace of mind.

  • Financial wellness program to reduce stress
  • Retirement services to help employees save for the future
  • Flexible pay options to give employees access to earnings when they need it
  • Employee discounts to help them save on useful products and services

Social Health

Improve workplace culture by connecting with employees and showing them that they’re being heard.

  • Dedicated Paychex HR professional works with you to provide HR guidance
  • Employee surveys help you understand wellness needs and gaps
  • HR technology simplifies employee management and benefits administration
  • Learning Management System (LMS) to simplify training and development

Start the Conversation

Fill out our quick contact form and let’s talk about improving employee wellness in your workplace today.