APHRC – SME Employer – Awards Finalist 2022
Awards Finalist, 2022
APHRC’s Healthy Workplace program is embedded in every aspect of the APHRC way of life as demonstrated by the policies, systems, structures, initiatives and programs that have been put in place over the years. Wellness is a core element of the organizational culture, which places emphasis on work-life balance and attention to physical and mental health to ensure work practices that sustain a healthy workforce. Numerous wellness initiatives and programs have been rolled out over the years and these are subject to continuous improvement to address the dynamic nature of wellness challenges and the needs of employees. The Healthy Workplace program is adapted to emerging wellness trends and practices through benchmarking exercises and by soliciting input from staff and other stakeholders. For instance, a keen interest in addressing mental health challenges has been taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APHRC also provides annual training to fire marshals and first aiders and the staff population undergoes fire sensitization training annually. A unique aspect of the program is the innovative approach of delivering initiatives virtually. Staff receive the wellness offerings from the comfort of their homes or in different locations. Offering these programs virtually has boosted uptake significantly.