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Case study: How Fave keeps employee health & wellness in check

Initiatives range from Yoga Mondays and Futsal Tuesdays, to mentorship programmes and social events, shares Anisha Sasheendran, Regional Head of People, Fave.

While online-to-offline commerce platform Fave does not have special initiatives parked under each aspect of wellness, the organisation organises a range of activities, says Anisha Sasheendran, Regional Head of People, Fave.

To promote physical wellness, the firm organises post-work exercise classes throughout the week.

“We have Yoga Mondays, Futsal Tuesdays, Badminton Wednesdays, and Zumba Thursdays. We also have free health checks and talks from time to time,” she says.
On the financial front, with the average age of Fave’s employees being 27, many are interested in wealth and financial management, she observes. In line with that, the organisation hosts talks and workshops with external partners from time to time.

In an effort to support employees’ mental wellness, while Fave does not have experts within the company, it provides contacts to organisations/ experts that are trained to help individuals who need assistance.

“We have also given time off to some employees that were pre-diagnosed/diagnosed with some sort of mental condition. This really helped them rejuvenate. Some are back now and doing great stuff within the organisation.”

On the career front, Fave has mentorship programmes, internal job rotation opportunities, and one-to-one career chats for employees who are keen to know more about their career growth.
To provide opportunities for employees to socialise, Fave has various social events in and out of the office which employees are occasionally able to bring their family and friends to attend.

Apart from that, she says: “We host external events at the office and encourage our employees to attend networking and external sessions outside the office as well. We also established a learning fund which employees can use to learn something new – from attending conferences abroad to even taking a Korean class.”

The initiatives are communicated to staff via Fave’s monthly/quarterly all-hands sessions as well as via email, and effectiveness is gauged through pulse survey scores.

This case study was published in Human Resources’ September-October 2019 edition of the Singapore magazine.

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