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2021 Asia Employee Wellbeing Awards - Winners

Focus Area | Ensuring Employee Wellbeing
Community Business is delighted to announced winners of 2021 Asia Employee Wellbeing Awards at its Virtual Awards Ceremony on Friday, 19 March 2021. The details of the winners for each award are listed below.

Work-Life Harmony Award sponsored by Northern Trust

To recognise a company that has adopted a strategic and proactive approach to promoting the work-life harmony* of its employees in Asia.    

*This relates to initiatives that companies have in place to empower and support employees to manage their personal and professional lives.

Winner:

Macquarie Group
Macquarie Plus

Macquarie Plus key initiatives include:

  • Home office: financial support and training in relation to ergonomics/home workstation setup
  • Resilience programme: training/resources library
  • Meditation, mindfulness and exercise sessions
  • Medical cover: variations according to the severity of a country's lockdown or pandemic
  • Support from senior management: timely, consistent and tailored communications
  • Online sites to share resources and wellbeing tips: Macquarie Plus SharePoint supports WFH; Their Workplace enables employees to share personal stories and provide emotional support
  • Themed wellbeing tips: e.g. Mindful Mondays, Workout Wednesdays, Family Fridays to facilitate a holistic wellness experience

Physical Wellbeing Award

To recognise a company that has adopted a strategic and proactive approach to promoting the physical wellbeing of its employees in Asia.

Winner: 

Shell Companies in the Philippines
Shell Be Well Club Programmes

At Shell, the overall physical and mental wellbeing of each employee is a top priority. With all the changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenge to maintain work-life harmony while working from home has become more apparent. The successful transition of the Shell Be Well Club Programme consisting of voluntary employee-organised fitness groups, has allowed members to take care of their minds and bodies, creating a sense of community where they can continue to stay connected and to practise self-care.

 

Emotional Wellbeing Award

To recognise a company that has adopted a strategic and proactive approach to promoting the emotional wellbeing of its employees in Asia.    

*This may include targeted initiatives that companies have in place to promote happiness, resilience, mental health and/or spiritual wellbeing in the workplace.

Winner: 

Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd 
Thrive at Intel

The Thrive at Intel programme has a 3-pronged approach consisting of Communication, Training & Education and Active Engagement. The programme seeks to make Intel India a mental wellbeing friendly workplace, encouraging open dialogue surrounding mental health and promoting an understanding of the importance of emotional wellbeing. Thrive at Intel aims to tackle awareness and advocacy initiatives at every level of the organisation – employees, managers and leaders - so that employees feel included, accepted and able to seek help without fear of reprisal.

Financial Wellbeing Award

To recognise a company that has adopted a strategic and proactive approach to promoting the financial wellbeing of its employees in Asia.

Winner: 

Goldman Sachs
Financial Wellbeing Series

The Goldman Sachs Financial Wellbeing Series demonstrates that the firm is as committed to supporting the financial wellbeing of its employees and advancing sustainable economic growth and financial opportunity in the markets in which it operates. Through a range of different programmes, from retirement savings to investment planning and education, the firm supports its employees in planning for their financial future and that of their families.