The pandemic has accelerated efforts to launch a comprehensive corporate wellness program that we have been working on since the beginning of 2020. The project was implemented in June 2020 under the motto „WELL”. The program is a part of our „Bank Close to Close Ones” initiative and is part of the „Friendly Working Environment” pillar of the BEneFIT strategy. This is a viable response to the needs of Bank employees, as well as their loved ones during the pandemic. The program was launched online. Its name refers to the idea of wellness – as the art of life, which promotes harmony and affirmation of happiness. Thanks to a program prepared in this way, we educate, support and give our employees tools to take care of their psychophysical condition. We help them maintain a harmonious work-life balance even with the limitations brought by the pandemic.
The program is based on four pillars of health: stress reduction, nutrition, activity and regeneration, and is implemented in cooperation with experts who have been supporting employers for many years in creating wellness programs tailored to the needs of employees and organizational culture of the company.
The program is a real help in taking care of a good quality of life and a basis for strengthening the psychophysical condition: it helps to reduce stress, calm the mind, release physical and emotional blockages, take care of the immune system, healthy nutrition, improve the efficiency of the body, encourage physical activity.
Employees have the opportunity to take part in daily classes/activities on Webex „Get up from the desk” and „Calm before bedtime” which build healthy habits. Regular online consultations by specialists: psychologists, nutritionists, sports and mental trainers, which are 100% financed by the Bank, are very popular. We also organize recurring webinars on interesting topics in the field of organization of work, health, nutrition and prevention. We invite valued experts on as webinar speakers.
All exercises, tips and webinars are recorded and placed in a digital library in the form of videos or podcasts, so that employees can use them at any time, as well as inspire family members or practice together. In the library, there are many articles on various topics – sports, nutrition, mental health, sleep, injuries, exercise. Thanks to the implemented social application, which is used by almost 3 thousand people, participants can be in constant contact with each other and keep up to date with information about the program „WELL”, share sports achievements, compete or pursue passions and develop hobbies. The application has about 30 active groups moderated by employees – from runners, cyclists, enthusiasts of yoga, healthy cooking, photography, sailing or mountain tours, to chess players and mushroom pickers. In addition, we involve management staff in activities, so that they are an example for employees and encourage mentees to take care of good quality of life.
One of the organized activities that received tremendous attention was the „Become a GPS Picasso” holiday contest. With this initiative, we conjured up incredible commitment and creativity. Employees drew fantastic drawings with the GPS track and engaged their families. The best works were awarded with recharges on the cafeteria platform and could be used, for example, to buy sports equipment or pursue their passion.