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What is an Employee Wellness Program?
Employee wellness programs, also referred to as worksite wellness programs or employee well-being programs refer to a collection of initiatives within an organization to promote healthy lifestyles among employees.
A recent survey reveals that over 70% of employees in Gambia suffer from work stress or a chronic health condition. This costs 35% productivity loss to Gambia companies. Employee wellness programs keep your employees healthy and productive, helping you reduce this productivity loss.
Top Employee Wellness Programs in Gambia
Employee wellness programs in Gambia typically focus on 2 key dimensions: Employee mental and physical health. Mental health or Employee assistance programs have been the primary focus area for most companies in Gambia. Lately, corporates in Gambia have started signing up for physical wellness programs as well. Physical health or wellness programs typically include activities such as chronic disease management, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation, etc. Below is a list of some of the top wellness programs run by businesses in Gambia:
Mental Health Counseling
Every second an employee in Gambia is experiencing Chronic Stress. Therapy or counseling improves employee well-being by reducing stress and anxiety, developing more mindfulness, and promoting better sleep. There are multiple mental health or employee assistance (EAP) programs that help companies in Gambia run employee counseling sessions.
Over 30% of employees in Gambia experience some form of physical pain such as back pain or neck pain. Companies offer Physical therapy programs where a personal online physio is assigned to the employee. Workers can take physiotherapy sessions using office breaks or at home.
Yoga or Fitness Classes
Many Gambia companies are looking to encourage Yoga or fitness during the workday. As such, fitness classes are a versatile tool that can address physical, mental, and social well-being. Fitness classes do not necessarily need to be limited to physical fitness. Guided meditation sessions are great ways to improve well-being and manage stress.
Chronic disease management
Chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension affect over 25% of all workforce in Gambia. Both diabetes and hypertension are lifestyle disorders and can be cured via positive changes in diet and exercise routine. Given their significant impact on employee productivity and wellbeing, several companies in Gambia have started hypertension and diabetes reversal programs.
Women health (PCOS | Fertility)
Considering women make up nearly half of Gambia’s corporate workforce, it’s important for employers to focus on women’s health issues. Companies today offer several women-centric health programs such as PCOS & fertility treatment.
With the promise of controlling costs with more online affordable visits, telemedicine has surged over the last decade in Gambia. In its early history, telemedicine was a benefit primarily reserved for larger employers in Gambia. However, with recent cost reductions, telemedicine is now offered by small businesses/ startups in Gambia as well.
Nearly one out of four employees in Gambia could benefit from a tobacco cessation or de-addiction program. The adverse impact of tobacco use is so strong that employers in Gambia continue to see financial and non-financial reasons to pursue cessation programs.
Weight management programs specifically focus on helping employees achieve a healthy weight. With a primary focus on exercise and nutrition, weight management programs hope to reduce the health risks of employees in Gambia.
Meet MantraCare - Best employee wellness provider in Gambia
MantraCare is comprehensive and affordable, and fits the bill for both large and small businesses. With our 10+ employee wellness programs, MantraCare is the only corporate wellness benefit program you will ever need:
Therapy improves employee well-being by reducing stress and anxiety, developing more mindfulness, and promoting better sleep
Physical therapy programs alleviate common pains such as back pain or neck, with help of online physical therapist.We provide different corporate exercise programs for your employees
Weight management programs specifically focus on helping employees achieve a healthy weight with a healthy body.
Yoga & Fitness classes are a versatile tool that can address physical, mental, and social well-being. Encourage Yoga during the workday.
Given their significant impact on employee productivity and wellbeing, several companies have started hypertension programs.
Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder that can be cured via positive changes in diet and exercise routine. It affect over 25% of all workforce.
Considering women make up nearly half of corporate workforce, it’s important for employers to focus on women’s health issues.
Fitness classes do not necessarily need to be limited to physical fitness. Guided meditation sessions are great ways to improve well-being.
With tracking tools, social media features, educational resources, and gamification elements incentivizing users to stay active.
Keep your employees healthy and productive & reduce healthcare costs and absenteeism with our employees fitness programs.
MantraCare Employee Wellness Program Benefits
Most of our clients in Gambia achieved a positive ROI on their employee health investment. We helped them make healthier and happier workplaces, leading to improved employee productivity, improved employee morale, lower absenteeism & higher retention.
IT Company, Gambia
FMCG Company, Gambia
Hospitality Company, Gambia
100+ Companies in Gambia Trust MantraCare
“I run wellness programs events for my staff annually. We have done sessions in our office and outside as well. All were enjoyed but none were as appreciated like the MantraCare wellness sessions. My team was surprised and each one interacted with their team members. The MantraCare team was able to accommodate the needs and wants of our team. The sessions left our employees motivated to improve their health and ask for more sessions. MantraCare shared many healthy food recipes and diet plans with our employees to boost their energy. And everyone loved it.”
Leonardo, HR Head
IT Services Company, Gambia
MantraCare has its presence in major cities in Gambia
- Basse Santa Su
- Gimara Bakadaji
- Nema Kunku
- Mansa Konko
Top EAP providers or Corporate Wellness companies in Gambia
Gambia has hundreds of corporate wellness providers. Below is a list of some of the top employee wellness companies in Gambia:
Offers a comprehensive and affordable program with mental health, smoking cessation, diabetes reversal, physio therapy & more. Their plans start at $20 per employee for companies in Gambia.
Contact our team for EAP services to assist your business with high quality counselling to benefit for your employees.
PeopleQlik is a corporate wellness platform that provides a powerful position in employee well-being with increased revenue.
Offers fitness and corporate wellness programs to help employees. They help companies in Gambia with office gyms & fitness equipment
Frequently Asked Question's
EAP or Employee Assistance Program is a scheme offered by companies in Gambia to help workers with personal problems, such as personal or work-related issues. EAP programs typically offer employees free access to assessments and counseling.
EAPs in Gambia are focused primarily on mental health and stress issues, which are solved using counseling. Employee wellness programs, however, take a broader approach and address mental health, physical health as well as lifestyle issues.
Several companies in Gambia have a dedicated member in the HR team who looks after employee assessment and support. Following steps are following in designing a wellness program:
- Step 1: Conduct Assessments.
- Step 2: Get Management Support.
- Step 3: Build a Wellness Committee.
- Step 4: Promote Goals and Objectives.
- Step 5: Establish a Budget.
- Step 6: Select Wellness Program Incentives or Rewards. …
- Step 8: Communicate the Wellness Plan.
Based on a poll with different companies in Gambia, large companies (>1000 employees) spend over $200 per employee per month on employee wellness and health benefits. Smaller companies in Gambia, on the other hand, spend around $60 per employee per month.
The wellbeing of your employees ultimately affects your workplace and business performance. Following are some of the costs that a typical large company in Gambia may incur due to wellness and health issues (based on Mercer data):
High Turnover: Employee attrition costs 90%–200% of a departing employee’s salary
High Absenteeism: 78% of employees miss work due to mental health concerns
Lost Productivity: Productivity losses linked to absenteeism & turnover cost ~$2,000 per employee.
Comparing this $2,000 loss with the $200 wellness spend per employee, the ROI seems to be great for employers in Gambia.