Congratulations to the winners of the AIA Healthiest Workplace Survey

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AIA Sri Lanka’s health and wellness platform, AIA Vitality, conducted its second consecutive ‘Healthiest Workplace Survey’ (HWS) in 2019. The aim of the HWS is to understand how the workplace affects employees’ health and impacts their performance and engagement at work. The survey helps participating employers to invest smartly in the health and wellbeing of their staff by focusing on the needs of their employees.

2019 was a turbulent year for Sri Lanka with the Easter Attacks that shook the nation. Despite the negative business impacts, many organizations continued to invest in their employees’ health and wellbeing, by taking part in the HWS.

AIA’s CEO Nikhil Advani noted, “it was fantastic to see 47 progressive companies complete the survey, representing a combined workforce of 2,137 employees who responded.” He added “each participating company comprising Small, Medium and Large company categories, gained an in-depth understanding of the health and wellbeing profile of employees while identifying specific pain points and areas of improvement needed. This allows them to create a healthier environment for their people and improves their workplace productivity while reducing absenteeism.”

AIA’s Head of Marketing Shevanthie De Alwis added that “there is a noticeable improvement in employee wellness from 2018 to 2019. While still high, the overall stress risk profile of employees has improved from 60% in 2018 to 56% in 2019. The overall nutrition risk profile has also improved from 92% to 89% in the same period, but at these levels’ SL remains higher than the Asia Pacific average of nutritional risk. Overall Body Mass Index risk had also reduced from 11% to 10% indicating that fewer employees were at risk of obesity. Having said so, there is still significant room for improvement. For example. 89% of respondents admit to not eating a healthy diet. Further, 59% of employees are at risk due to inadequate physical activity and 56% of employees are subject to some sort of work-related stress. It is therefore important to continue the focus on employee wellness.”

She added “now more than ever, with the current COVID-19 crisis, organizations are relying on their employees to come out of it stronger. The time and resources invested by companies on employee health, wellness and happiness will be most relevant. Companies are going to be challenged financially but most continue to invest in the workplace benefits to support their staff. The HWS would be a good tool to support companies in allocating their resources.”

HWS is a workplace survey that examines employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, stress and mental health, to understand the associated impact on wellbeing and productivity. Developed by AIA Group, the research is conducted by RAND Europe, a preeminent international research institution. The results of the survey cover employee nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep, alcohol consumption and smoking, mental wellbeing, clinical health, absence, presenteeism and productivity, work engagement, leadership and culture.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 survey. We saw oDoc (Small Enterprise) , MAS Capital (Pvt) Ltd ( Medium Enterprise) and Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (Large Enterprise) winning the title of ‘Healthiest Workplace’ in their respective categories, with Persistent Systems Lanka (Pvt) Ltd ( Small Enterprise), Attune Lanka (Pvt) Ltd ( Medium Enterprise) and HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) Ltd ( Large Enterprise) coming in Runners Up.

The companies recognised with the ‘Healthiest Employees’ were EWIS Peripherals (Pvt) Ltd (Small Enterprise), Attune Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (Medium Enterprise) and NDB Bank (Large Enterprise), while Runners Up were oDoc (Small Enterprise), WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd (Medium Enterprise) and Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (Large Enterprise).

Meanwhile the winners of the ‘Healthiest Employer’ were Third Space Global (Pvt) Ltd (Small Enterprise), MAS Capital (Pvt) Ltd (Medium Enterprise) and HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (Large Enterprise), with Runners Up being Persistent Systems Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (Small Enterprise), WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd (Medium Enterprise) and Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (Large Enterprise).

The ‘Most Improved’ category saw Third Space Global (Pvt) Ltd (Small Enterprise) and Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (Large Enterprise) winning, with Runners Up being Intrepid Group Colombo (Small Enterprise) and HSBC Electronic Data Processing Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (Large Enterprise).

There was also an award for the ‘New Entrant’, which was won by oDoc (Small Enterprise), MAS Capital (Pvt) Ltd (Medium Enterprise) and NDB Bank (Large Enterprise) with B. Braun Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (Small Enterprise) and WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd (Medium Enterprise) as Runners Up.

Call AIA on 0112 310310 if you would like to find out more about the HWS.

Source:- AdaDerana

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