PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 05, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Espresa, the company that powers great workplaces, today announced the addition of a new package called "Fitness in a Box". The new package combines Espresa's employee programs automation platform with a pre-qualified, premiere fitness and wellness provider network. Fitness in a Box will allow human resources (HR) and benefits teams to easily ramp up new health and wellness initiatives in as little as two weeks — and without any of the tedious manual processes typical to managing them.
A recent Marketpulse Research report from IDG, "Creating Business Impact Through Quality Workplace Programs," found that 92 percent of executives feel workplace programs improve business outcomes — 36 percent said "to a great extent." More than half (57 percent) cited increased employee morale as the top benefit, and 93 percent have experienced personal benefits.
"Numerous studies have connected employee participation in health and wellness programs with increased employee morale and satisfaction," said Espresa CEO Alex Shubat. "Unfortunately, they are also the most difficult and time-intensive programs to manage because most companies are using a process we refer to internally as 'Google Docs and duct tape.' We wanted to create a modern, intuitive user interface that would make it easier for employees to engage with wellness programs while empowering busy HR professionals to quickly and easily take their vision for a healthy workplace from a dream to a reality."
Health and Wellness Programs Done Right in the Modern Digital Age
Espresa's Fitness in a Box package delivers turnkey onsite wellness programs to companies looking to make the most out of their wellness budgets. Instead of the tedious manual process HR and benefits teams have previously faced, Espresa's Fitness in a Box package offers employers:
- A streamlined, automated platform to keep everything in one place
- A large pool of pre-vetted instructors, therapists, doctors and other vendors
- In-platform scheduling and check-in functionality for true usage reporting
- Consolidated in-platform participant feedback
- In-platform promotional materials, like newsletters, service reminders and calendar notifications
- Reports on employee participation, spend, cost to the employer and ratings
- Quick, two-week set-up and implementation time
Employers can choose how they want to provide subsidies for their employees, and employees can copay directly through the platform, when applicable. More than 70 percent of the companies using Espresa's employee programs automation platform deploy fitness and wellness programs. In fact, Espresa has seen an increase of 19 percent in the number of programs offered per company in the last 12 months. In terms of fitness offerings, yoga is the most popular across companies, followed by HIIT, Zumba, pilates and TRX. For wellness offerings, the ranking is massage, meditation/mindfulness, chiro and acupuncture.
"As a busy people leader with a lean team, we often have many competing projects and initiatives," said Betsy Campbell Barth, Head of Total Rewards/People Systems and Operations at Enjoy Technology, Inc. and former Sr. Director, Total Rewards, at SRI International. "It is a challenge to roll out and administer additional programs driven by popular demand as well as market competitiveness. Espresa has an amazing and robust platform, including the Fitness in a Box capability, which enables companies with lean teams to offer engaging and rewarding programs without increasing head count and additional vendor management burden."
Technology Built to Provide a Consistently Amazing Employee Experience
The Fitness in a Box package is just the latest addition to an employee programs automation platform built from the ground up to provide a consistently amazing employee experience regardless of the employee's physical work location.
Using the Espresa platform, employees can easily discover what is happening across the campus, how and when to sign up, and where to provide feedback — all from one platform with a modern, consumer-grade UI experience.
The platform eases the burden on corporate benefits teams by making it easy to scale workplace programs, track budget allocation versus employee engagement, and monitor how many of their total employees are taking advantages of the benefits and at what level. Administrators can see how their programs relate to employee satisfaction and retention and ensure that third-party vendors meet the compliance needs of the organization — a feature that no other software offers.
To learn more about Fitness in a Box, see here.
Espresa empowers companies to provide world-class programs that employees love and associate with the best places to work. As the world's first employee programs automation platform, Espresa is dedicated to helping benefits teams manage, scale and measure all their workplace employee programs. Companies can now easily manage their health, fitness and wellness programs; company events; lifestyle services; employee resources groups; and rewards, recognition and reimbursement programs.
Espresa is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at Espresa.com