The concept of office healthcare is an important target for health promotion and disease prevention because it directly influences employee’s physical, mental, economic and social well-being and eventually creates a domino-effect to the health of their families, communities and society.
Ayoh Office health believes that offices don’t have to be stressful. With this, our team searched for 10 companies(in no particular order) globally that provide amazing health and wellness perks for their employees that motivate everyone to work happily and healthily.
As a transportation company, Fedex has dedicated itself to improve their employees’ safety. Their Safety personnel monitor its compliance with safety regulations, policies, and procedures, like those pertaining to the many special-materials shipments we deliver each day.
Their Human Capital Management is a strategic initiative that tackles Safety, Risk Management, Health and Wellness, Disability, Human Resource Services and Operations. The FedEx Temporary Return to Work (TRW) Policy allows their employees to return to work and perform duties within the temporary restriction specified by the doctor.
With this, they remain productive during a partial disability.
Lastly, to promote safety, Fedex regularly acknowledge and reward employees with consistent safety records.
Fitbit is a Health Solutions that offers companies corporate wellness programs. They offer wearable gadgets that are dedicate to promote one’s wellness.
When you become Fitbit’s employee, you automatically get 50% discount on their devices plus health benefits and affordable doctors. Their employees get flexible working hours with an option of taking plenty of vacation.
Zappos is a company known for their ikigai, which means working with purpose. They have flexible work schedules for their employees who can perform their jobs outside the regular office hours.
When it comes to wellness benefits, Zappos offers unique perks for their employees such as hearing aid benefits to employees in need, paid paternity leave, pet adoption fees, pre-natal care, On-site Chiropractic (Active Release Techniques) and many more.
They surely are delivering happiness not only to their customers but also to their employees.
Synchrony Financials is a leader in financing major consumer purchases and elective healthcare and the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States. Their health program, Health 360, supports nutrition and weight loss programs for their employees, Weight watchers reimbursement, discounted healthy options in their dining venues, on-site fitness centers or off-site subsidies, stress management programs and quit-smoking, tobacco-free sites and campuses. The company’s health care benefits also from medical and drug prescription plans. 💊
Accenture is a business management consultant company that cares about both the minds and bodies of its employees. Its wellness programs are focused to boost their employees’ holistic health.
They have an Employee Assistance Program that provides confidential support for issues like stress, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. They engage their employees by conducting health and wellness fair that provide free dental checkup, free body analysis, blood pressure examination, body sugar and BMI checkup.
And lastly, Accenture’s innovative fitness and wellness program allows employees to set health goals and offers rewards for completing healthy activities. In line with this, they offer special rates and discounts for gyms and fitness centers. 🏃♂️🏃♀️
Asana is a software company that is known for their “nap rooms”. This encourages their employees to rest, recharge and de-stress.
With their unlimited Paid Time off (PTO), they help their employees achieve work-life balance. They also offer daily yoga programs, free gym memberships and provides an in-house culinary team that serves three, nutritious meals a day using fresh produce from local and organic farms.
Every month, they also conduct workshops with different health-themed focuses, such as a “Debunking Detox” workshop and an immunity workshop before flu season.
Intuit is one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For with 92% employee experience. It is a software company that offers “Fit for Life” program to their employees such as meditation and mindfulness classes.
These are incentives for their employees engaging in stress-reduction habits, like taking a walk, practicing breathing exercises, or listening to calming music. With the Intuit benefits such as the Well-being Life Program, employees enjoy financial rewards for their healthcare, fitness, emotional well-being expenses.
Dropbox Company was listed as one of the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Its employee experience is 94% and has continuously working to make life simpler for their employees.
They take a holistic approach to wellness physical, emotional and financial. In order for their workers to focus on what’s really important, the company provides comprehensive medical and dental plans; holds on-site fitness classes and offers a wellness reimbursement that their employees can use at a fitness facility of your choice.
For them, work-life balance is an important aspect of wellness. Hence, employees experience generous time off policies such as new baby (new parent leave), a family vacation (paid time off), or a nasty cold (trust sick leave policy).🗓
Microsoft according to TotalWellnessHealth.com is one of the companies with epic wellness programs. Microsoft has gone extra mile in offering education and resources for smoking cessation, weight management and fitness trainings such a free Zumba classes, onsite walking and running tracks, along with basketball, volleyball, and baseball courts.
They also conduct immunization programs (flu shots) and health screenings to their employees and their spouses for heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure. Moreover, this giant company is committed to their Occupational Health and Safety program that integrates appropriate practices into their operations and works for continual improvement in their employee health and safety.
With this, they offer health-care services, including onsite clinics, optometrists, and pharmacists. Proper nutrition is also important for them. Their cafés provides healthy dining options with labeling system that help employees easily identify healthy food options. When you visit their pantry in Manila, juice and fresh fruits are available for their employees for free. 🍹🍋🍉
Google has become popular because of its unique approach to its workplace that encourages work-life balance. Do you know that they have numerous onsite healthcare services such as physician consultation, chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage services, as well as access to fitness centers, classes, and community bikes? 🚴♂️🚴♀️
Google is also famous for its standing desk where their employees reported that it promotes team work and collaboration by making it easier to walk around the office and talk to other employees. You can learn new skills from the cool classes it offers like cooking classes, coding degree programs, or guitar lessons.
Employees also have easier access to financial advisor to encourage financial wellness. In addition to that, their campus cafés and micro kitchens also provide nutritious, color-coded meals and snacks, and they serve smaller plates to help with portion control.
As part of its commitment to work-life balance, employees are granted flexible hours, vacation time, and volunteer time.
What can we learn here? 🤓
Many of these companies’ most effective wellness initiatives are simple and achievable. They know that their success depends very heavily on the productivity and work performance of its workforce. That is why, their management are focusing on employee wellness programs so that they can also get these benefits:
1. Decreased health care costs
2. Reduced sick leave and decreased absenteeism rate
3. Reduced overall costs
4. Prevents penalty from non-compliance to OSH Standard
5. Increased productivity
6. Increased responsibility
7. Increased employee retention
8. Increased work place morale
9. Improved work performance
10. Creates good name for the company
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