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Building on commitment to employee wellness

A safe, healthy working environment is vital to ensure the wellbeing of our employees. Our wellness programmes include annual wellness days, fitness support and healthy eating initiatives.

Our Virgin Pulse programme is an example of our commitment to employee wellbeing. Offered to US-based employees, the programme promotes health and wellness by helping to track activity, providing fun wellness challenges and discounting the cost of healthcare. 

This year we upgraded the programme to include a nutrition component, and a Health Risk Assessment, and we set team step challenges to promote physical activity. Virgin Pulse’s mobile application provides employees easier access viatheir smart phones.

Employee Assistance Programmes (‘EAPs’) also support wellness by helping our employees to manage stress and other work and lifestyle issues.

Through our EAPs we provide counselling, webinars and web tools and other resources across many work and life topics. Counselling can extend to financial, legal and everyday family assistance. In 2016, we extended the EAP and Virgin Pulse health engagement platform contracts to allow for global expansion. Costa Rica will be added to the EAP in early 2017.

We also designed and held a vendor integration summit to educate our health and wellness vendors on current employee offerings. Our aim is to better align our wellbeing services to the needs of our employees, e.g. stress reduction, nutritional excellence, physical andfinancial fitness.

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A future focus. Supporting healthcare professionals for over 150 years

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