Any organisation that is serious about attracting and retaining the best talent has some kind of employee wellness programme in place. The most basic of these programmes will include physical and nutritional components, while the more advanced also have elements of financial and mental wellbeing.
Of course, few organisations have the capacity and resources to build up these programmes internally. So, in order to fulfil their wellness needs, they turn to outside companies for help.
Here are a few of the ones they turn to in the UAE.
Based in Dubai, Beyond Wellness is a company which believes that workplace is a “moral requirement”.
Further, it aims to provide education and tools to create a healthier mind, body and spirit so individuals can lead high quality lives.
Included in the services it offers are presentations, a health and wellness audit, weekly activities with members of the Beyond Wellness team, and personal health assessments at the beginning and end of every month for all staff.
Here at Engage Me, we’ve written fairly extensively about Rewardz. Founded in Singapore and with operations in Dubai, Rewardz aims to make it as simple as possible for companies to reward their employees for engaging in healthy behaviour.
The company has several products, including Cerra (which allows companies to flexibly reward employees for meeting goals, Flabuless (which makes it easy to incentivise healthy behaviour in the workplace), and Emperks (which helps employees find the best discounts near their office or home).
Before taking on any client, the Corporate Wellness Co. assesses why that organisation wants to create a wellbeing programme for their team. It also says it looks into things like the company’s direction, goals and challenges.
Additionally, it looks into average days off sick per employee, staff attrition rates, their benefits and medical insurance provisions, absence management policies and the company’s on-boarding processes among other areas.
That, in turn, allows it to draw up a programme that benefits both employees and the company itself. It has several different products, including yearlong wellness programmes, ergonomics training, stretch and learn sessions, and teambuilding.
Founded by Emma Carbery, a former corporate HR director, The Workplace Yogi delivers mindfulness and workplace yoga workshops to companies, business teams and individuals.
Its philosophy is that businesses and individuals equipped with these tools are much more likely to thrive and be productive.
While some corporate yoga providers will just pitch up and give a lesson at your office, The Workplace Yogi differentiates itself by offering, among other things: a curriculum tailored to your team, ongoing weekly communication, and a measurable impact.
Right-Bite is a specialised centre for expert nutritional consultation and bespoke gourmet healthy meal delivery service. While it doesn’t focus solely on corporate wellbeing, it does have a dedicated corporate wellness team.
Its corporate wellness solutions are designed to help companies and their employees “stay healthy, make smarter food choices at the workplace and benefit from better productivity”.
It can also help design and support corporate wellness programmes by providing expert nutrition consultations, wellness talks and healthy tips for the company newsletter.