Why have UAE companies increased focus on corporate wellness in 2021?

Priorities of new leader

The UAE government has been focusing on happiness and wellbeing from the past several years to improve the lifestyle of people. Post pandemic private organizations have also increased their focus on employee wellbeing and happiness with a view to maintain and improve engagement and productivity in the workplace.

The focus on mental, physical and emotional health increased in organizations as more employees and families were impacted due to sickness, anxiety or insecurity. Employers and HR Managers have since stepped in with an increased focus on corporate wellness to support employees and keep them engaged and productive at work.

Why is it the need of the hour:

Individual Empowerment

Being healthy is a step closer to individual empowerment, one should understand how important it is that we take care of our self both mentally as well as physically. It is to have a self-belief that you are in control of your own habits and health and that brings greater change in chain of effects.

Reduces Elevated Health Risks

If employees are being helped to focus towards adopting healthy behavior it would help them control elevated blood glucose, high blood cholesterol, and high blood pressure because almost all are caused by unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity.

Reduces Healthcare Costs & Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

Corporate wellness programs initiated by employers to provide right education, skills, tools, motivation and social support help employees in changing behavior. These programs help employees adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle which results in lower health risks, less chronic diseases and fewer health care costs.

Increases Productivity

A healthier workforce leads to less time off sick and better organizational performance. Organizations that encourage a ‘wellness culture’ are showing that they care about their employees and often get a payoff in terms of morale, motivation and productivity.

Decreases Absenteeism

Reduced absenteeism is directly related to increased productivity. Research has found lower absenteeism amongst employees with a healthy lifestyle. Recent studies show that every dollar spent on well-being programs gives close to $3 return on investment from lower absenteeism.

Employee Satisfaction

Employees who adopted an unhealthy lifesyle and gained weight during lockdowns stated that post joining when they enrolled in wellbeing programs, they lost weight, got more active, reduced stress, got better sleep, and felt motivated.

Improves Employee vs Employer Relationship

A good wellbeing program makes employees feel valued and cared at work which motivates them to achieve work goals. It helps the organization create a positive image and a great workplace culture, a healthy culture. Once employees are involved in wellbeing programs, they like coming to work. Companies that are future focused are investing in corporate wellbeing more than ever as they see the long-term benefits of a health workforce.

How can your organization benefit?

Tuscan Consulting assists clients in implementing effective corporate wellness programs that have a visible impact. High productivity and engagement in the workplace require every employee to be physically, emotionally and mentally fit. We design customized corporate wellness programs based on the specific needs of our clients. Our health & fitness programs for employees include:

  • On-site Fitness Sessions
  • Stress & Anxiety Management Workshops
  • Employee Wellness Surveys
  • Yoga Classes
  • Diet & Nutrition Workshops
  • Weight Loss Competition
  • Team Building Events
  • Fitness Challenges
  • Health Assessment
  • Sports Tournaments
  • Employee Wellness Newsletters
  • Health Coaching
  • Work-Life Balance Programs
  • Pre and Post Program Evaluation

Our corporate wellness programs are specifically targeted to bring long term benefits for our clients including:

1. Higher productivity & positivity in the workplace
2. Higher employee morale, engagement and retention
3. Improved employer branding
4. Lower absenteeism & medical costs
5. Happier employees & happier organization

Write to us at info@tuscan-me.com or call us at +971 4 558 3158 for more details...

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