UpsideLMS was announced the winner of Leading Practices’ in Health & Well-Being in the recently held PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020.
With a diverse workforce of around 80 employees spread across India, UpsideLMS strongly believes in building a culture of empathy and employee-friendliness. With the advent of the pandemic and the stress induced with it, UpsideLMS gave topmost priority to its employees’ physical health & mental wellbeing. The company focused on imparting knowledge to the employees on holistic wellbeing which helped them in seizing the reins of their own individual fitness goals in a systematic manner. The agendas covered all aspects of total wellness.
The key categories aimed at achieving the same were:
- Remote fun
- Wellness Wednesday
- Corona Kavach policy enrolment
- Diwali gift – FitBit watch & deck of mindfulness cards
Activities planned as a part of the remote fun included Daily Fitness Challenge, where every day the HR team would share one fitness challenge (for ex. 10 squats) which all the employees had to do at their own convenience. Another activity included Daily Healthy Dinner recipes where every day the HR team used to share simple and healthy dinner recipes so that the team could have a simple recipe they could whip up with their families during lockdown.
Wellness Wednesdays included either a virtual-talk session, a live-session, competitions, quizzes, articles, live-follow videos, and so on related to ‘Health & Wellbeing’. All the sessions of Wellness Wednesdays were conducted by industry experts free of cost. The topics covered during the virtual talk sessions included:
- Work from home – an ergonomic perspective
- Nourish your body's frontline warriors - nutrition for immunity
- Infertility – don’t lose hope!
- 10 most common dental problems
- First Aid – help save lives
The live-follow videos included ‘Nirvana - Yoga session’ and ‘Get FIT now’.
A much appreciated and much needed investment that UpsideLMS did was covering all its employees both old & new under the Corona Kavach policy which is a mediclaim policy aimed at covering medical expenses related to Corona like covering hospitalization, pre-post hospitalisation, home care treatment expenses, and AYUSH treatment. This was done over and above our current mediclaim policy.
UpsideLMS made Wellness so much of a priority that the company gifted all its employees with a Fitness band (smart watch) and a deck of mindfulness cards for Diwali 2020, instead of a box of sweets which used to be our Diwali gift for many years.
All the above-mentioned ways and methodologies helped UpsideLMS in achieving its end goal or objective which was – “Building a sustainable culture focused on Employee Health & Mental wellbeing”.
About PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020
The HR Excellence Awards sponsored by PeopleFirst is a seminal event that recognizes HR talent and effort, worldwide. The event marks the celebration of the finest HR initiatives by organizations, and offers an opportunity for HR leaders and their teams to showcase their cutting-edge work and be recognized for their contributions.
PeopleFirst is one of the oldest and most respected firms in the area of Executive Coaching, OD initiatives, Leadership Development, and HR Transformation Consulting.