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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 Malawi suffer from work stress or a chronic health condition. This costs 35% productivity loss to Malawi companies. Employee wellness programs keep your employees healthy and productive, helping you reduce this productivity loss.
Top Employee Wellness Programs in Malawi
Employee wellness programs in Malawi 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 Malawi. Lately, corporates in Malawi 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 Malawi:
Mental Health Counseling
Every second an employee in Malawi 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 Malawi run employee counseling sessions.
Over 30% of employees in Malawi 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 Malawi 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 Malawi. 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 Malawi have started hypertension and diabetes reversal programs.
Women health (PCOS | Fertility)
Considering women make up nearly half of Malawi’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 Malawi. In its early history, telemedicine was a benefit primarily reserved for larger employers in Malawi. However, with recent cost reductions, telemedicine is now offered by small businesses/ startups in Malawi as well.
Nearly one out of four employees in Malawi could benefit from a tobacco cessation or de-addiction program. The adverse impact of tobacco use is so strong that employers in Malawi 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 Malawi.
Meet MantraCare - Best employee wellness provider in Malawi
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 Malawi 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, Malawi
FMCG Company, Malawi
Hospitality Company, Malawi
100+ Companies in Malawi Trust MantraCare
“Employee welfare program provided by MantraCare for employees is remarkable. Their series of webinars and live sessions were truly helpful for each one of our employees. MantraCare has been so understanding of our team members needs and wants. The health coaches of MantraCare are very professional and dedicated towards their work. It has been a great experience working with them.”
Benjamin, Chief HR officer
IT Services Company, Malawi
MantraCare has its presence in major cities in Malawi
- Nkhata Bay
Top EAP providers or Corporate Wellness companies in Malawi
Malawi has hundreds of corporate wellness providers. Below is a list of some of the top employee wellness companies in Malawi:
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 Malawi.
A global player which offers Multi-Benefit Pass for Employee Benefits like Meal, Fuel, Health & Wellness, Telecom, L&D etc. on one Card & App
ClassPass corporate plans provide employees with access to over 30,000 fitness studios, gyms and wellness options worldwide.
Offers fitness and corporate wellness programs to help employees. They help companies in Malawi with office gyms & fitness equipment
Frequently Asked Question's
EAP or Employee Assistance Program is a scheme offered by companies in Malawi 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 Malawi 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 Malawi 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 Malawi, large companies (>1000 employees) spend over $200 per employee per month on employee wellness and health benefits. Smaller companies in Malawi, 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 Malawi 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 Malawi.