What kind of Employee Wellness Plans should I offer in Singapore?
According to an article by Wrike, wellbeing can refer to mental and physical health, as well as more complex things such as satisfaction and engagement levels. Traditional work beliefs such as pay have diminished over time, especially with more younger people AKA the Gen Zs entering the workforce. The motivation for heading to work is no longer only for higher pay, but also the corporate benefits that come with the job. Therefore it is more important than ever to provide employees with the support and assistance they need in terms of physical and mental wellbeing.
So what do you need to offer, in order to stand out as an employer? In this article, we will give you a rundown of what are the different types of wellness plans that will take care of both the physical and mental wellbeing of your employees.
According to the Ministry of Finance, there was an increase in the number of Singapore residents engaging in leisure exercise from 29.4% in 2017 to 33.4% in 2020. In addition, according to an article by ETHRWorld, research has shown that employees who are in good physical shape tend to be more productive. It has also been proven that employee productivity increases when a company introduces a wellness program into the organisation. Consequently, you could implement wellness programs of your own to encourage a healthy lifestyle through exercise to your employees or provide regular health screenings to your employees.
Corporate Wellness Program by vibefam
Perhaps you want to engage your employees while keeping them in good shape? Well in that case, vibefam has got you covered! Vibefam offers a corporate wellness program that allows your employees to attend different types of fitness classes depending on their fitness level as well as interest.
Your employees will receive credits which they can use across vibefam’s network of more than 50 partners studios in Singapore. With more than 300 fitness classes every week, your employees can access a wide variety of different types of fitness classes in Singapore from boxing, yoga, pilates to dancing which they can attend themselves, or with the entire team! Find out more about vibefam’s corporate wellness program here.
Cost: From $39 per employee per month.
Corporate Wellness Program by Health Screening @ Anson
Health Screening @ Anson provides a corporate wellness program that offers exercise classes, talks, workshops. According to their website, their talks and workshops include popular topics such as Nutrition, Mental Wellness or Ergonomics and can be delivered either onsite or virtually by our team of professionals. If you are curious about the programs that they offer, do check out their website here.
One of the benefits of their program is a grant that is given by the Health Promotion Board. Depending on the type of activity or talk that your company wishes to join, the grant ranges from 30%-90%, do check out HPB’s workplace outreach program here.
Cost: Ranging from $25-$35 per person to $65-$280 per session depending on the program. Information on the grant eligibility and criteria can be found here.
According to a study by the Singapore Institute of Mental Health, conducted from 2016 to 2018 found that one in seven people in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. This is an increase from one in eight people in the 2010 study. As mental health issues become a growing concern, employers should implement mental health programs or provide the necessary avenue for employees to seek help when needed.
Employee Mental Wellbeing Program @ ThoughtFull
Other than the traditional corporate wellness programs, there are also digital solutions which have recently been increasing in popularity. One of these solutions is ThoughtFull. ThoughtFull is an affordable and accessible end-to-end mental wellbeing solution that helps organizations drive better employee performance, productivity and retention.
According to their website, some of their features include the ThoughtFullChat app which allows for end-to-end personalized care, insights dashboards which gives employers insights to make timely interventions as well as a plug and play model which allows the solution to be easily customizable according to the organizational needs. If you wish to implement such a solution in your organization, do check out their website here.
Cost: $199 per month for individual online mental therapy sessions.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) by Singapore Counseling Centre
According to their website, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) aim to benefit employees by providing assistance for any personal or work-related problems that may have an adverse impact on their job performance and emotional well-being. They are a professional body offering individual counselling sessions and are experienced in dealing with various mental health issues such as anxiety, trauma, depression and many more.
They also offer video counselling as well as face-to-face counselling. In addition, they also offer corporate and public talks covering a wide range of topics. If you are interested in their services, do check out their website here.
Cost: Roughly $100 per month depending on the provider.
In summary, there are various options available for you and your organization to implement in order to support the physical and mental well-being of your employees. Select the program most suited to your organizational structure and needs, and make the most out of it. If you are interested in articles similar to this, do check out our previous article on “Find out how these fitness entrepreneurs deal with burnout!”
This article was written by Jayden Ling.