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Healthji - Innovative corporate health and wellness solutions


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Healthji - Innovative corporate health and wellness solutions

  1. 1. Good Health Good Life
  2. 2. Corporate Wellness - India The Health of India’s workforce is in serious jeopardy jeopardy. Work life balance is skewed with people working 14 to 15 hour shifts in India’s booming software and BPO industry. While outsourcing has led to prosperity, we also have an increasingly ill task force. Some Examples: 1. 43 year old COO of a top ranked BPO collapsed on his way home. Was diagnosed with a rare TB of the brain! 2. 27 year old woman working in an IT company kept getting weaker and weaker till one day she could not get out of bed. – diagnosed with a rare infection of the spine. 3. 3 34 year old man in a top bank had a heart attack while driving back home from work. His boss called him up next day to ask “So will you be back next week?” Good Health Good Life
  3. 3. Corporate Wellness - India In the Global Workplace we not only work harder, we work longer! When we wake up, our counterparts in the US may be just about to sleep. sleep To ensure seamless operations Indian team members wake operations, up sooner to take the download from US based offices/clients and we may sleep later to ensure that unfinished work does not impact the next shift. The Impact: 1. Midnight calls may often be taken at home. Work and home life often merge so that the distinction between work time and home time becomes blurred. 2. 2 There is often no escape from long hours constant calls and emails Absence hours, emails. of downtime increases overall feeling of stress. 3. Team members burn out or leave the team, if work hours are not limited, even if compensation is appropriate. Constant flux increases pressure on other team members to compensate for the new Boss or Fellow worker – both of whom may take time to pick up the ropes. “When I started this job (BPO) 2 years back, I loved it, the money was good and I enjoyed the culture. Things are different now, I don’t feel like going to work, I feel tired all the time and my Blood Pressure g g , y is constantly high”. - 25 Year Old BPO Employee Good Health Good Life
  4. 4. Corporate Wellness - India Is there an email that I haven’t read? Has anyone called in the ten minutes that I have been away from my Cell phone?’s workers are never really free from things that seemingly require immediate and urgent attention. The Impact: 1. Managers sometimes get 100 emails a day. They can never really respond to them. The cumulative effect of pending work makes sure they always feel that there is a lot to do, long hours and weekends go up in smoke trying to stay ahead. 2. After a while the need to stay connected becomes a habit, the net is always on – even if there is really no work, the cell phone is never really switched off and the Electronic Boss makes sure that the co-workers too are always “connected” – perpetuating the problem. 3. Anytime, Anywhere connectivity has meant that you can work while you are travelling or away from your place of work. While this could have led to flexi hours and more humane work life balance, it has in fact meant no escape even during travel, family events and vacations. “You can’t even get rest on the weekend,” says a Senior Manager. “There is a funny oft repeated episode of my colleague receiving a call from his boss during his wedding ceremony. They halted the ceremony so that a password could be given to the CTO”. “My HR head says that my work hours are 9 to 9” Good Health Good Life
  5. 5. Corporate Wellness - India Employees in the city are spending 10-12 hours in the office. This goes up to 14 hours or more at the senior management level. Keeping up with changes in the global market and increased competition ensures that Indians are working harder d l h d and longer. The Impact: 1. Talent crunch has ensured that existing employees are given additional responsibilities. If you are willing t work h d and l ibiliti illi to k harder d longer – you will ill invariably get more work, more pay and less time for yourself. 2. “What are my work hours” is the wrong question to ask in an interview. You are expected to work late – even if there is no work, you may need to stay back just because your boss is there as well! 3. Longer work hours mean faster burnout – many employees in their 40’s start feeling the impact of Long Term Stress. “Most Indian companies don’t realize that longer work hours only ensure short term results – for a productive, innovative workforce you need a strong, motivated team. Long term impact of insane working hours makes the team slack, prone to mistakes and unproductive.” “My boss sends me a mail at 11 at night and expects a response by 6 in My the next morning!” Good Health Good Life
  6. 6. Corporate Wellness - India Not only is the impact of long hours on personal health but the health and wellbeing of the family. There is no time for ailing parents, small children and family outings. There is more so in cases where both parents are working. If only one person is working the stay at home is left to carry the burden of family alone. The Impact: 1. Families are increasingly feeling disconnected. Children fend for themselves and gy g the elderly feel lonely and uncared for. 2. The personal cost of preparing proposals, presentations, late work hours immerse the person completely into the company without a stable balancing influence of the family. 3. Lack of Work Life Balance and Family Time leads to guilt which further creates stress for the Executive A COO’s ailing daughter remarked – “ Papa you must love me a lot that you here today on my birthday” – The executive had been travelling for months. A senior executive’s son has severe crying bouts when he knows that his father will be travelling again. He has been diagnosed with a psychological problem born of insecurity and anxiety. anxiety Good Health Good Life
  7. 7. Corporate Wellness - India Night shifts – disrupted bio rhythms Constant late nights – 14 to 15 hours days Excessive Travel – (Jet Lag, Travel on Weekends) High levels of Stress in City Commuting Competitiveness / Corporate Policies Unhealthy ti h bit U h lth eating habits – stress eating / fast food t ti f tf d Sedentary Lifestyle – no exercise Poor Work Life Balance – absence of any slack time y Chronic Fatigue Heart Problems Asthma Carpel Tunnel Cancer Thyroid Diabetes Depression Stress Frequent Flu, Coughs, Colds Stroke Blood Pressure Spondylitis Back Problems Good Health Good Life
  8. 8. Corporate Wellness - India Setting up Gyms Most gyms are set up at high cost of space and equipment, but most of them lie unused – “to use the office gym seems to imply that I am not working” Diagnostic Tie Ups with Hospitals “I get the corporate health check up done once a y g p p year….what g good is that if I am working all hours and weekends”. Art of Living Workshops /Yoga Sessions “These sessions relieve stress, but should be done more regularly, they are so sporadic and unplanned” – Employees “What is the tangible benefit to the company of these activities” – HR H d “Wh t i th t ibl b fit t th f th ti iti ” Heads Insurance Policies Most insurance policies cover in-patient visits to a hospital – whereas employees are looking at OPD cover, Wellness benefits and something for their families. families Medical Insurance in India is still in its infancy infancy. Sport/Club Memberships Club Memberships are given only to senior level executives – for them, playing anything other than golf is passé. Cricket championships etc. are organized by ESPN/Local Clubs in which few Companies/Employees p p p y participate. p Good Health Good Life
  9. 9. Corporate Wellness - India The Need: 1. HR Managers are realizing that sporadic one off activities such as Executive Health Check Ups, Doctor on Call are not very successful. successful 2. The Need is to foster a change in lifestyles and employee sensitization towards Health and Wellness. In addition, health needs are varied and no single provider can take care of all of them. The need is therefore to change mindsets and constantly track success. 3. The Need is for a SUSTAINED CORPORATE WELLNESS Intervention which is visible and available through the year. 4. Develop an actionable and measureable framework to improve Health and Wellbeing of ALL Employees Good Health Good Life
  10. 10. Corporate Wellness - India Is your Staff StressedSad Unhappy Unhealthy Annoyed Irritated Ti d Tired We can help!! Healthji Sustained Corporate H lth P H lthji – S t i d C t Health Programs D i Designed t M ti t and I d to Motivate d Inspire i your Employees to achieve the Best for your Business Good Health Good Life
  11. 11. Corporate Wellness - India How can healthy Increase Productivity staff benefit your business Higher Morale Reduce Absenteeism Team Building Increase Retention It is common knowledge that healthier bodies and healthier minds go hand in hand so the benefits of a healthy lifestyle plan for your employees might be obvious, but healthy staff could actually increase your bottom line!! Good Health Good Life
  12. 12. Vision – Healthji To be the Premier Health and Wellness Portal serving the Global Indian Community with a Brand Synonymous with a Healthy Lifestyle and a Compelling Customer Experience. The Portal will leverage Innovative Technology to Deliver for its Corporate and Individual Clients Sustained Wellness Programs through Health & Wellness Tools and Services. C-CubeSM Promise – Consistent and Compelling Customer Experience Good Health Good Life
  13. 13. Culture - Pride Innovation – In our Services, Technology and Responsiveness – To the needs of our customers – I Offerings internal and external. R D Determination – To succeed as individuals, d i di id l teams and the Organization as a whole. WIT – Whatever It Takes. P Passion – In everything we do. Because we believe in our Vision, our Culture and Execution – An un-yielding our Values. focus on Excellence and to E Deliver to Promise. To our community, customers, colleagues and stakeholders. PRIDE in our Work, our Colleagues and our Firm Good Health Good Life
  14. 14. Core Value - Touch Urgency – A sense of urgency and speed in all our actions and interactions. Openness – A Collaborative U Customers – Delivering a and Open environment with effective Communication. C consistent and enriching Customer Experience to all Users of our O Services and Tools. Healthy Lifestyle – To live and H deliver a message of Healthy Lifestyle and Wellbeing to all our T Teamwork – Put the cause Clients and Stakeholders Stakeholders. of the organization and the team ahead of the individual at all times. TOUCH the lives of Human Beings in a Positive and Meaningful Way Good Health Good Life
  15. 15. Become employers of choice h i Attract and retain healthier Healthy C H lth Companies i employees Enjoy a sustainable competitive advantage Good Health Good Life