HR software provider The Access Group is partnering with employee engagement and wellbeing specialist WeThrive to develop new solutions for SME’s, based around their respective HR management and employee wellbeing tools.
WeThrive is an online tool that examines organisations’ employee experience to improve staff wellbeing, retention and absenteeism, whereas The Access Group is one of the UK’s leading authors of integrated business management HR software. The partnership is born of the obvious synergies between the two businesses, and they hope to combine their tremendous market knowledge and product development skills to add further value to clients. Nick Hogan, divisional director for HCM at Access, says of the partnership: “Market research clearly shows that more and more companies have a defined wellbeing strategy within their plans. Our relationship with WeThrive will allow our new and existing clients to further develop their engagement initiatives into employee wellbeing.
“The solution complements our current HCM offering. Going forward we see opportunities to help managers capture and track key interventions within the HCM platform, and to analyse results alongside other people metrics. We were impressed by how WeThrive really helps enable a more holistic approach to wellbeing, focussing on how workers are feeling and the support it offers managers in interpreting the results and guiding them with actions, recommendations and academy resources.”
According to Andrew Heath, co-founder of WeThrive, mental health and wellbeing are very closely linked, and approximately 30 per cent of stress comes from employees’ experiences at work, so at this time more than any other, SME’s have a duty of care to do what they can to reduce the pressure on their people. Andrew continues: “By implementing WeThrive alongside Access’ HR software, organisations can benefit from a leading engagement platform and access full, detailed analysis of how their staff feel, alongside action plans and content to help drive long-term sustainable change in engagement, motivation, retention and productivity.