A new corporate model is making its way: that of companies that are committed to the well-being of their employees. Taking care of their physical and mental health, making them feel valued and taking advantage of all their potential is for the benefit of each individual, the group they work with and the company, and is also reflected in the income statement. Well being Is an investment with corporate returns. The model developed by Savia responds to this new culture by placing the employee at the center of the organization, locating and analyzing the needs of the company and each of its members and responding to them through segmented care based on three pillars Gives: Health Emotional, nutritional and physical health.
Every year some economic media publishes a ranking of the best companies to work for any professional’s dream. They are companies which, like many others, offer good salaries and various incentives (company car, medical insurance, discount on services, chances of job promotion) to attract the best professionals. But what is most desired is that they offer a plus, which Estefania Villanueva, a psychologist at Savia Services for Companies, defines as “emotional pay.” In other words, they are companies that implement a corporate wellbeing model.
In recent years, a phenomenon known as the ‘Great Resignation’ has occurred in the United States, and glimpses of it have begun to appear in Europe, describing the resignation of millions of people. It may be thought that this is simply due to poor working conditions, but experts point out that other factors are decisive. University of Pennsylvania professor Annie Mackie, a pioneer in emotional intelligence, explains that they are employees who feel disconnected from their company because they don’t see the purpose of their work. Stress invades their lives and they collapse.
how to anticipate problems
Emotional overload and not knowing how to manage it can have an impact on the victim and the company where they work. “Stress does not make a person more productive, on the contrary, it can lead to frequent sick leave and abandonment of work,” explains Estefania Villanueva. On the other hand, in companies that bet on Well being This and other corporate problems are resolved before their irreversible effect, experts say: “Welfare is an investment for the company and health insurance for the employee”.
Well being Reinforces the commitment of corporate employees, as each of its members is aware that they are part of the company, participate in decision-making, are heard and valued, and meet all their needs. is done. The model anticipates problems that may arise and has tools to deal with them when they arise. This relationship between the company and its employees describes a new scenario, a paradigm shift that guarantees results. BlackRock, the world’s largest investment fund, said last year that “companies that have built strong relationships with their employees have seen higher returns during the pandemic.”
Anti-aging and longevity experts point out that when a person experiences a state of complete well-being, he or she is able to do a lot more activity than most people. There is a scientific explanation for this: the hormonal cascade that produces these conditions in the body is an energetic one that enhances one’s abilities.
Well-being and pleasure activate neuroendocrine pathways and growth factors that counteract the negative consequences of stress. And if the joy is shared, all the better, experts point out. This approach makes an impact in all areas, including work. A happy, relaxed employee, in good physical and mental shape, sees his potential manifold. Hence the equation: A happy person is the best guarantee that the company they work for will be productive. Savia is a tool to guarantee this equation, a commitment to Well being Which can help companies take care of one key capital: their employees.
Over the years, health has been much more than the absence of disease. It includes the physical and the mental, and is considered a capital to preserve and enhance. Savia’s corporate wellness model is based on this approach, offering a vision of global health that integrates nutritional, physical and emotional aspects. In practice, this translates into global solutions to specific problems. If a person suffers from stress, in addition to seeking the help of a psychologist to cope with the condition, they can attend workshops on emotional management, resilience or meditation, create a personalized anti-stress physical exercise plan or change their diet. can guide. Diet for physical and emotional well-being.
Stress does not make a person more productive, on the contrary, it can lead to getting sick again and again and leaving a job.
Estefania Villanueva, Psychologist at Savia Services for Companies
Savia also offers a telemedicine service for the company’s employees: a GP is available 24/7 via video call and chat, a direct line with a specialist (also via chat) and electronically if prescribed by a doctor. Possibility of obtaining a prescription.
What health breaks down includes getting better and it also means enjoying more and giving yourself permission to do the same. Michael Plant, a researcher at the University of Oxford who analyzes the effectiveness of resources aimed at improving well-being, highlights the importance of the new corporate model in his research because, in addition to improving productivity, it helps companies retain professional talent. helps, and now its effects can be accurately measured, which is essential in the business world. Two of the world’s best universities, Oxford and Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) guarantee that corporate well-being is one of the best strategic decisions a company can make.
“We want to be not only a better place to work, but a better place to live as well”
Some leading companies have made the well-being of the workforce a priority, as if the idea was part of their DNA. Fnac, the leading European distributor of cultural products, is one of them. It attaches so much importance to well-being that the term takes the name of the department for managing the physical and emotional health of its employees. Why does a company like FNAC aim for the corporate good?:
Human capital is the most important
In the design of corporate strategy, the people who integrate it are an essential element. “The most important value we have is our employees and we want to be not only a better place to work, but a better place to live as well. We want Fnac to be a company that as an employee Feel proud”, says Armando Gomez.
In well-being it affects productivity
According to studies, measures of wellbeing and organizational improvement can increase productivity by between 10% and 15%. The Head of Occupational Health and Wellness at Fnac says they have adopted a battery of measures to achieve this goal: “We are analyzing increased productivity in conjunction with other initiatives such as teleworking or flexible working hours ”
answer to a need
Within the wellness app launched by Fnac they have placed Savia as a partner to get benefits for all employees (Psychological care and Physiotherapy). “We focus on physical and mental health to take care of the most human side of our partners”, explains Armando Gómez.