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LifeWorks, Microsoft partner on digital well-being platform to expand global reach

August 10, 2021
By Talent Canada staff

LifeWorks has announced the integration of its leading digital total well-being solutions with Microsoft’s digital platforms, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva.

As a leading provider in the digital space of well-being (mental, physical, financial and social) and with more than 50 years of expertise, LifeWorks will further its digital workflow ecosystem to help companies provide well-being support for their employees.

Using modern digital technology, LifeWorks services will gain more accessibility and reach through platforms such as Microsoft Teams to help unify productivity in support of professional and personal wellbeing.

As a Microsoft partner, LifeWorks will combine select offerings and efforts to bolster total well-being by collaborating towards the following:

  • LifeWorks solutions to be accessible via Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva
  • integrating digital well-being solutions and productivity platforms to support clients and their people
  • joint environmental, social and governance initiatives
  • expanded LifeWorks and Microsoft Viva product collaborations
  • well-being guided by AI within existing client ecosystems
  • partner sales of solutions such as LifeWorks Ariel and Abiliti.

It’s an exciting partnership, said Kaytek Przybylski, chief data and technology officer and executive vice president at LifeWorks.

“We bring digital, global total well-being expertise and Microsoft brings a global cloud-based technology ecosystem. As subject-matter experts, the integration of our services will uniquely position us to create evergreen technology for good,” he said.

“We will provide the well-being platform and tools, and Microsoft the digital platform, to support clients in offering wider support to empower their people. In-turn, more individuals will be able to focus on total well-being to improve life and productivity within the flow of work.”

The need for these services has been highlighted since April 2020 with the launch of LifeWorks’ monthly Mental Health Index.

Over the past 17 months, the index has shown workplace productivity and mental-health scores remain lower than the pre-pandemic benchmark, as individuals struggle to find a healthy balance between well-being and work.

This data has made it clear to LifeWorks and Microsoft that the time to act is now, and through collaboration, the partnership will help people who are struggling to easily find supportive resources.

“The demands of the workplace have changed and the need for accessible and effective digital well-being resources has never been more critical,” said Jason Brommet, modern work and security lead, Microsoft Canada.

“Microsoft Teams continues to be an asset in the hybrid workplace today, and the integration of LifeWorks directly into Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva will allow shared clients to access well-being resources directly in the flow of their work, empowering them to be their best selves and to prioritize their own well-being from anywhere.”

This story has been updated.

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