Top Employee Wellness Trends of 2018 and Predictions for 2019
CENTENNIAL, CO – From an expanding understanding of early discomfort management to incorporating Industry 4.0 technologies in the workplace, 2018 saw the continued evolution of employee wellness. Based on industry research, company surveys, and anecdotal evidence, 2019 will bring even more transformation to employee health initiatives. Here are the TOP 3 TRENDS we saw in 2018 and PREDICTIONS for 2019.
Trends of 2018
- Expanded Understanding of the Benefits of Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
There was an increased understanding among corporate leaders as to what exactly injury prevention efforts and early discomfort management look like in the workplace. Managers have started to see the physical and fiscal benefits of incorporating prevention services into their wellness programs.
- Increased Awareness of Aging Workforce Needs
With aging employees, companies have seen an increase in cognitive risks and decline in physical performance of the aging workforce.
- Incorporating Industry 4.0
This emerging trend can be seen in proactive and progressive companies who have begun to embrace smart technology. With these new Industry 4.0 technologies, companies are able to make strategic decisions with real-time data.
Predictions for 2019
- Creating Data-Informed Prevention Services
Utilizing sensor technology to collect information, in 2019 companies will begin collecting more and more wellness data about their employees’ workaday risk. The data will continue to show increasing use as it can be analyzed to create personalized prevention services that are customized to not only the jobtasks of any given employee position but also the employee’s individual wellness factors.
- Modifying Job -Tasks with Exoskeleton Technology
As more academic research continues to come out about the fatigue-reducing benefits of passive exoskeletons, more companies will investigate bringing exoskeletons into the workplace. Our experts predict the number of companies using shoulder and back assist exoskeleton technologies will explode in 2019, specifically in the manufacturing and aerospace industries.
This coming year should prove to be an exciting one for employee health as new technologies will continue to be incorporated to create superior employee wellness programs. For more information on these and other trends/predictions, visit www.briotix.com.
ABOUT BRIOTIX HEALTH
At Briotix Health, we build relationships with you and your workforce to deliver meaningful results in employee health. We focus on musculoskeletal injury and disability prevention; leveraging customized next generation technology to optimize results. Our three areas of focus are Industrial Sports Medicine, Office Ergonomics & Health and Specialized Solutions.
Briotix Health clients include many Fortune 500 companies and their global operations and a significant number of the largest insurers and their proxies. Based in the United States, the company services clients throughout the United States and in more than 63 countries.
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