Firm trains HR professionals on employees’ wellness
Poised to boost employee’s wellness and productivity in workplace, Human Resources firm, Kendor Consulting Ltd has trained human resources professionals on how to improve their employees’ wellness in order to maximize their potentials.
Speaking at the event, the founder of Kendo Consulting, Adora Ikwuemesi said, the event is an outcome of discussion held in the conference organised by her firm last year, where issues of wellness were discussed but brushed under the carpets.She stressed the firm, which is passionate about HR professionals, is interested in helping individuals as well as organisations in their wellbeing and operations.
The event, Ikwuemesi said, was designed to create awareness on how firms can benefit from proactively engaging wellness projects and how employees and individuals can also be in charge of their own wellness.She stressed that it was one of the initiatives of Kendo Consulting Limited towards engaging the health and wellness community to assist to employees and individual wellness.
She further said the event was conceived on the belief that prevention is far cheaper than cure and how costly it is when sickness reached advanced stage.
Ikwuemesi further said that the firm is keen to sustaining the awareness, hence the no price tag placed on the training so as to ensure a larger participation.
On his part, a medical doctor and health advocate, Dr Obi Igbokwe said research has shown that companies that invest on their employee’s wellness reap three times on returns on investment more than, those that treat their employees less.He listed the eight dimensions of employees’ wellness to be, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness.
Dr. Igbokwe urged organisations to focus in making employees well by initiating assistance programmes like body system, which involves pairing two employees as talk and soul mates.
Also an interventional cardiologist, and Medical Director Chief of Cardiology of Euracare, Dr Tosin Majekodunmi, who spoke on assessing employees wellness index urged organisations to think prevention not solutions in dealing with their staff.He stressed the need for Nigerians to develop its own guidelines rather than depending on UK and US guidelines, especially in the issue of cardiovascular diseases like cancer which has low demography in terms of age.
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