Employee Wellness Programs At Alaya
Are you feeling stressed, sluggish or burnt out? You’re not alone. Juggling work, life and everything in between can take a toll on our wellbeing. But here at Alaya, our top priority is your health and happiness! We want to ensure our employees feel supported and have access to resources that allow them to thrive personally and professionally. That’s why we offer various health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.
What Is A Wellness Program?
Employee wellness programs go beyond simply providing basic health insurance. They’re a proactive approach to nurturing overall wellbeing that extends far beyond the physical. Think fitness classes and health screenings, yes, but also stress-management workshops, financial planning seminars, and even the creation of collaborative workspaces designed to foster team spirit and reduce isolation. From fitness classes and health screenings to stress management, these programs aim to create a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.
What Are The Benefits Of Employee Wellness Programs?Our wellness programs bring a host of benefits:
- Improved worker health and wellbeing
- Improved work-life balance
- Boosted engagement among employees
- Increased productivity and job satisfaction
- Reduced health risk
- Lower healthcare and insurance costs
- High employee morale
- Better workplace culture and employee loyalty
What Employee Wellness Programs Does Alaya Offer?
Alaya believes in more than just productivity. We believe in thriving staff, brimming with physical and mental energy. That’s why we’ve put together a variety of wellbeing programs, each meticulously designed to support and enrich various aspects of our employees’ lives.
Alaya’s Employee Engagement Specialist, Oscar Man Singh Pradhan, said, “Our wellness programs are tailored to not only improve physical health and mental wellbeing but also to foster a work culture that values job satisfaction and productivity. These initiatives go beyond traditional healthcare, addressing various needs, from stress reduction to overall lifestyle improvement.”
In addition to essential benefits like insurance for our team, we go even further by offering a variety of wellbeing programs. Here’s a glimpse at the array of activities we offer.
Physical Wellbeing Activities
- Zumba, Yoga, and Fitness Classes: We organise Zumba, yoga and fitness classes throughout the year. These sessions provide an opportunity for employees to de-stress, recharge, and develop healthy habits that can be carried beyond the workplace.
- Corporate Sports Events: We organise a company-sponsored futsal game every week, where you can join a team and unleash your inner Messi! Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, everyone’s welcome, and it’s a great way to stay active, have fun and bond with colleagues. We also host an annual corporate marathon, perfect for putting your endurance to the test and celebrating a healthy lifestyle with the entire team.
Mental Wellbeing Activities
- Meditation Sessions: Led by experienced instructors, these sessions are your chance to unwind and de-stress, find inner peace and improve focus and concentration.
- Employee Assistance Program: EAP provides confidential access to professional counselling and support.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP is a crucial element of Alaya’s wellness strategy, providing confidential mental health support and resources. It’s a safe space for employees to seek help and guidance, managed by a dedicated point of contact.
Alaya’s EAP is administered by Happy Minds – an online and in-person mental health counselling platform. Their team includes licensed therapists, counsellors, psychologists and more. EAP’s primary aim is to support staff members in addressing and resolving personal issues, including stress, anxiety and other emotional concerns.
EAP enrollment and services are totally confidential, and private information is not shared with Alaya. Reaching out for help takes courage but is essential for maintaining emotional resilience during difficult times. We encourage all employees to use this valuable workplace resource.
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. We encourage you to reach out for help when you need it, especially during difficult times. Doing so demonstrates courage and strength, and EAP is here to support you every step of the way.
Health Check-Up Programs
- Blood Donation Drives: Through donating blood, employees experience fulfilment, purpose, and a sense of unity within the workplace. We partner with local hospitals and make the process convenient and rewarding.
- Eye Check-up Camps: We bring in qualified specialists who’ll provide comprehensive eye exams and share valuable tips on maintaining optimal eye health.
- Partnership With Clinic One: Through this collaboration, we have secured exclusive benefits for our employees and their families, including special discounts on comprehensive health check-ups.
- Ergonomic Sessions: We understand the importance of creating a healthy environment for you during workplace hours. That’s why we invest in initiatives like our Ergonomic Sessions, specially designed to combat the aches and pains of sedentary lifestyles, whether at work or while enjoying your well-deserved leisure time. You learn how to optimise your posture and stretching exercises to do throughout the day.
‘Random Acts Of Kindness’ Campaign
Last February at Alaya wasn’t just about hearts and chocolates; it was a month-long celebration of kindness. We embraced the spirit of giving through our yearly Random Acts of Kindness campaign, and the results were heartwarming, surprising, and undeniably fun! Here’s a glimpse of what unfolded:
- Sharing Baskets: Our offices welcomed “Sharing Baskets,” – open desks brimming with unexpected items – used books, delicious treats, or inspiring notes for colleagues. Our motive was to encourage the sharing of the things that we have in abundance. The generosity flowed both ways, with a gratitude notebook capturing heartfelt messages of appreciation.
- Alayapreneur and Vendor Surprises: Our talented Alayapreneurs showered us with their creations, like enamel pins and crochet keyrings, while regular vendors delighted us with unexpected treats like mugs, notebooks and budding plants.
- Everyday Acts of Kindness: Beyond organised initiatives, the campaign blossomed in everyday moments. Genuine compliments, held doors, and helping hands became a beautiful melody woven into the fabric of Alaya. These small acts of kindness strengthened connections and fostered a positive work environment.
- Reaching Beyond Our Walls: We donated to a local fund supporting students’ annual educational expenses, ensuring their continued journeys without financial burdens. A clothing drive collected warm clothes for individuals in need, bringing comfort and dignity.
The OHS Committee
Our Occupational Health & Safety Committee ensures your safety and wellbeing are always prioritised. With representatives from all departments, we bring together diverse perspectives and address concerns from every angle.
Investing in your wellbeing is an investment in our shared success. At Alaya, we’re committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to thrive, both inside and outside the office. We encourage you to participate in our programs, ask questions, and share your feedback. Together, we can create a workplace that is not only productive but also healthy, happy, and supportive.
Remember, your wellbeing is our priority. Take advantage of what Alaya has to offer and embark on your journey to a healthier, happier you!
Embracing Wellness: A Forward-Looking Perspective At Alaya
As we reflect on prioritising employee wellbeing at Alaya, one thought pops into mind. Have these had effects on employees’ overall work culture and employee engagement?
Pradhan says, yes, definitely. Based on the feedback that we receive verbally and HR surveys, employees are thankful to the company for caring about their wellbeing. One of our staff members recently mentioned it was very thoughtful to have a proper sanitary kit in our washrooms, which many corporate companies lack. We have integrated wellbeing and care towards our staff through these small and simple initiatives in our daily lives.
These programs have reshaped our work culture, bringing a heightened sense of gratitude and engagement among our staff. As we look to the future, we are excited to continue and expand upon these wellness initiatives, ensuring that they remain a core part of Alaya’s ethos.