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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 Tanzania suffer from work stress or a chronic health condition. This costs 35% productivity loss to Tanzania companies. Employee wellness programs keep your employees healthy and productive, helping you reduce this productivity loss.
Top Employee Wellness Programs in Tanzania
Employee wellness programs in Tanzania 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 Tanzania. Lately, corporates in Tanzania 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 Tanzania:
Mental Health Counseling
Every second an employee in Tanzania 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 Tanzania run employee counseling sessions.
Over 30% of employees in Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania. 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 Tanzania have started hypertension and diabetes reversal programs.
Women health (PCOS | Fertility)
Considering women make up nearly half of Tanzania’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 Tanzania. In its early history, telemedicine was a benefit primarily reserved for larger employers in Tanzania. However, with recent cost reductions, telemedicine is now offered by small businesses/ startups in Tanzania as well.
Nearly one out of four employees in Tanzania could benefit from a tobacco cessation or de-addiction program. The adverse impact of tobacco use is so strong that employers in Tanzania 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 Tanzania.
Meet MantraCare - Best employee wellness provider in Tanzania
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:
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
MantraCare Employee Wellness Program Benefits
Most of our clients in Tanzania 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, Tanzania
FMCG Company, Tanzania
Hospitality Company, Tanzania
100+ Companies in Tanzania Trust MantraCare
“If you want a flexible and customized Healthcare program, Mantra Care employee Wellness programs in Tanzania are the place where you need to be. It is one of the highly recommended workshops to ensure the better functioning of the company.”
Alessandro, Chief HR officer
IT Services Company, Tanzania
MantraCare has its presence in major cities in Tanzania
- Dar es Salaam
- Zanzibar City
Top EAP providers or Corporate Wellness companies in Tanzania
Tanzania has hundreds of corporate wellness providers. Below is a list of some of the top employee wellness companies in Tanzania:
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 Tanzania.
Wellness Services Tanzania
Employee’s view of work affects their engagement with work. This affects organizational effectiveness and productivity. Our Employee Wellness Programmes address this issue.
The 5-Year Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Program is a coordinated effort from the UN Global Compact Network aimed at improving the health and well-being of working professionals across Tanzania’s private sector. The goal is to improve employee health and economic development, while also creating specific best practices for entities across the country that will improve employee well-being and promote positive cultural changes.
ImpactAfya Ltd is a Corporate Wellness Solutions Provider in Dar es Salaam aiming to change the approach of good to good health from medicines and doctors to small daily lifestyle habits.
Frequently Asked Question's
EAP or Employee Assistance Program is a scheme offered by companies in Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania, large companies (>1000 employees) spend over $200 per employee per month on employee wellness and health benefits. Smaller companies in Tanzania, 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania.