The year 2020 changed a lot, especially for corporate India. From working in office, to an indefinite transition to work from home, took a toll on employees for the worse. Hence, the year 2020 saw Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, partner with MediBuddy, India’s largest digital healthcare platform to launch the only public study in the space of workplace wellness to understand the building blocks of creating a workplace culture that fosters employee health and wellbeing, thus enabling high performance.
When it comes to workplaces, an employee’s health and wellness is one of the most important criteria for an environment that inspires employees to give their best. Statistics reveal that the global economy loses about US$ 1 Trillion per year in productivity due to depression and anxiety. 4 out of 10 employees working in corporate India suffer from either depression or general anxiety disorder. 35% of the victim of heart attacks in our country are under 35 years of age and lifestyle diseases are on the rise. If anything, the year 2020, only further heightened the challenges that Corporate India must address with respect to employee health and well-being, given that the figures only worsened amidst the pandemic and remote working.
It is imperative that employee health and well-being is among the top 2 priorities of every business leader today and has become an absolute ‘Must Do’ for every individual and corporate. The public study conducted by Great Place to Work® in partnership with MediBuddy aimed to identify India’s Best Workplaces in Health and Wellness. The pioneering study captures the experience of over 9000 employees representing the voice of more than 1 million employees. The public study conducted by MediBuddy in partnership with Great Place to Work® is aimed to provide insight into Employee Wellness Programmes and the need for it. The findings of the study are based on a survey conducted by MediBuddy across 11000 users and the analysis of transactions on its digital platform.
Based on a comprehensive and rigorous assessment, Great Place to Work® has identified ‘India’s 10 Best workplaces in Health and Wellness,’ where the organisations have well-designed practices for workplace wellness. The inaugural list for the same was unveiled on 19th March 2021 at the Health and Wellness Summit 2021.
The Health and Wellness Summit 2021 witnessed the presence of Guy Winch, a globally renowned licensed Psychologist, and expert on emotional health grace the event as the Keynote speaker along with Manoj Balaji (Senior Vice President & Business Head- Corporate Business, MediBuddy), Manish Gupta (Co-founder & CEO, Indegene Pvt. Ltd.), Rizwan Koita (CEO & Co-founder, CitiusTech Pvt. Ltd.), Paul Dupuis (MD & CEO, Randstad India) and Rekha Narendra (Vice President Human Resources and India HR Head, RealPage India).
Speaking about the partnership with Great Place to Work®, Mr. Satish Kannan, Co-founder & CEO, MediBuddy said, “As India’s largest digital healthcare platform, we at MediBuddy pledge that health indeed is wealth be it physical or mental health. The year 2020 saw a lot of people dealing with mental health issues triggered by the pandemic and so, our partnership with Great Place to Work® is indeed a unique way and our small contribution to not only spreading awareness about employee health and well-being at workplaces but also recognize firms that already have practices in place to do so. After all, happy employees, make a productive workplace.”
Preeti Malhotra, Practice Head and Partner at Great Place to Work® said, “At Great Place to Work® we founded the Wellness Practice with a vision of Making India a Healthy Place to Work® and are committed to enabling workplaces to create workplace cultures that foster employee wellbeing and thus inspire high performance. It is an absolute privilege for us to have MediBuddy, a pioneering brand in healthcare, as our partner in this journey to bring forward and spread awareness about the significance of employee health and wellness being integral to business strategy. The Health and Wellness Summit 2021 has been specially curated to felicitate India’s 10 Best Workplaces in Health and Wellness 2020 and to bring forth learning from global experts and industry leaders committed to building emotionally and psychologically healthy workplaces.”
The companies who made it to the list are Acquia India Pvt. Ltd, Aristocrat Technologies India Pvt Ltd, CEAT Limited, Cerner Healthcare Solutions India Private Limited, CitiusTech Healthcare Technology Private Limited, Forbes Marshall Pvt Ltd, Indegene Private Limited, Randstad India Pvt Ltd, RealPage India Private Limited, and S&P Global.