VitaS – SME Employer
Awards Finalist, Bergamo 2018
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. A thorough needs assessment revealed four main areas to focus on: ergonomics and good working conditions, to stay healthy and fit at work, motivation and work life balance. In order to promote a good work life balance self-scheduling, transparent holiday management and a reduction of working hours was introduced. 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.