We explore how employers can use virtual healthcare to support their employees’ mental health, to create a happier and healthier environment for international workers.
The birth of virtual healthcare
In the digital age, our daily lives are intertwined with technology.
With opportunities to work internationally, work remotely and nurture a work life balance, more employers are turning to online platforms and applications for virtual healthcare.
In comparison to traditional healthcare, its virtual counterpart is available in the employee’s native language, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world.
Employees working on international assignments are detached from their usual support network, creating a need for trusted and convenient healthcare. By offering virtual healthcare as part of your benefits package, your employees will get the help they need, when they need it, without local restrictions or language barriers.
However, virtual healthcare is not just limited to physical health, with over half of HR departments currently using virtual healthcare to support their employees’ mental health.