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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 Iran suffer from work stress or a chronic health condition. This costs 35% productivity loss to Iran companies. Employee wellness programs keep your employees healthy and productive, helping you reduce this productivity loss.
Top Employee Wellness Programs in Iran
Employee wellness programs in Iran 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 Iran. Lately, corporates in Iran 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 Iran:
Mental Health Counseling
Every second an employee in Iran 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 Iran run employee counseling sessions.
Over 30% of employees in Iran 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 Iran 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 Iran. 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 Iran have started hypertension and diabetes reversal programs.
Women health (PCOS | Fertility)
Considering women make up nearly half of Iran’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 Iran. In its early history, telemedicine was a benefit primarily reserved for larger employers in Iran. However, with recent cost reductions, telemedicine is now offered by small businesses/ startups in Iran as well.
Nearly one out of four employees in Iran could benefit from a tobacco cessation or de-addiction program. The adverse impact of tobacco use is so strong that employers in Iran 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 Iran.
Meet MantraCare - Best employee wellness provider in Iran
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 Iran 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, Iran
FMCG Company, Iran
Hospitality Company, Iran
100+ Companies in Iran Trust MantraCare
“Offering help and support to employees is actually simpler than it sounds with the help of MantraCare. Their employee wellness program consists of several healthcare activities for employees. They provide a platform where employees can talk about their mental health and ask for a second opinion. Our employees asked MantraCare healthcare professionals freely and we could not get a better response.”
Oliver, Chief HRO
IT Services Company, Iran
MantraCare has its presence in major cities in Iran
- Bandar Abbas
Top EAP providers or Corporate Wellness companies in Iran
Iran has hundreds of corporate wellness providers. Below is a list of some of the top employee wellness companies in Iran:
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 Iran.
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Firstbeat Life includes a detailed reporting platform that allows you to easily promote company-wide health and wellness, identify potential risks, and achieve a happier and more resilient workforce.
Frequently Asked Question's
EAP or Employee Assistance Program is a scheme offered by companies in Iran 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 Iran 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 Iran 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 Iran, large companies (>1000 employees) spend over $200 per employee per month on employee wellness and health benefits. Smaller companies in Iran, 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 Iran 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 Iran.