Employee Wellness Initiatives: Do They Pay Off?


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Presentation delivered at the 18th Compensation and Benefits Forum in Dubai in June 2014 by Nisheeth Pathak, Head of Rewards, Noor Investment Group. For more info: http://www.totalrewardsme.com/

• Overview of the development of employee wellness programmes – the rationale and links to total rewards
• How to address diverse cultures and needs of employees and measure programme engagement levels
• Ensuring ROI: linking wellness programmes to overall healthcare spend, productivity and employee engagement

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Employee Wellness Initiatives: Do They Pay Off?

  1. 1. Employee Wellness Initiatives: Do They Pay Off? Nisheeth Pathak Head of Rewards & OD, Noor Investment Group
  2. 2. What is Employee Wellness? An employer approach to improving employees' health Wellness Enhanced Employee Engagement Return measured as ratio
  3. 3. Common Examples
  4. 4. Linkage to Total Rewards
  5. 5. Employee Wellness @ Noor October celebrated as Wellness Month since 2012 Integral part of effort to build a healthier workplace and reduce healthcare expenses Part of Employee Engagement Calendar Co-owned by HR and Employees’ Club (Wellness vertical)
  6. 6. Initiatives - Ramadan Detection of Diabetes in this event
  7. 7. Initiatives – Anti Smoking
  8. 8. Initiatives – Pink Caravan
  9. 9. Initiatives - Movember
  10. 10. Initiatives – Health Screening • Free Physician Consultation • Free Dental Screening • Office Ergonomics -- Postural Corrections, Workspace Ergonomic Evaluations by Physiotherapists • Free Gynecology consultation* • Free Gastroenterology consultation* • Free Dermatology consultation* • Free Surgical Consultation* • Blood Pressure Check-up • BMI Check • Free Blood Sugar Check-up • Free Cholesterol Check up • Diet Advice * if referred by Specialist Physician Health screening for employees, spouse and children Partnered with
  11. 11. Initiatives – Ergonomics* * Study of how people physically interact with their work – fitting the job, the equipment and the work environment to the worker
  12. 12. Other Initiatives Fruit a day Mid-Summer Wellness Campaign Employees and families not utilizing insurance from August to October eligible. 85 employees qualified; 15 winners through lucky draw. Nestle Breakfast Event
  13. 13. Workplace Built Around Wellness
  14. 14. Early Trends Helps build an emotional bond Sense of responsibility – greater cause Drop in # People taking Sick Leaves – 66% in 2011 vs 41% in 2013 2012 Claims ratio was 93% - within cost for the first time since inception Evaluating Employee Assistance Program to support employees and families in need All initiatives low cost or even free of cost; hence, higher possibility of high ROI AED 1.5 mm savings in medical insurance premium over 2 years
  15. 15. Conclusion
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