VitaS – SME Employer
Awards Finalist, Melbourne 2019
VitaS is a medium-sized enterprise of 350 employees providing elderly care services in Belgium. VitaS believes a health organization can only be achieved with healthy employees. The “Big 5” program includes five key areas: healthy nutrition, physical activity, psychological health, alcohol-medication-drugs, and smoking cessation. Self-scheduling, transparent holiday management and a reduction of working hours has improved mental health and work-life balance. Key factors leading to positive outcomes are the involvement of mixed age teams, programme ambassadors, the ownership of the work schedule, improved communication and greater management commitment.