Satisfaction of Employee with Employee Wellness Programs
Information Technology is one of the most important industries in the Indian economy today. Over the past decade, IT industry in India got tremendous boost and even the efficiencies empowered by the employees in the IT sector has brought its increasing acceptance in global business.
The industry has also created a lot of employment opportunities for the Indian workforce which has earned an image of 'low cost' but 'high quality' technical workers. But the long working hours, deadlines, changes in technology has affected the health of these workers.This has led to the emergence of Employee Wellness Programs which have become preferred option for a lot of companies as against Curative health care.
This paper describes a study to determine the utilisation of employee wellness programs at IT companies in Mumbai. A sample of convenience (n =50) from IT companies in Mumbai were surveyed by using a questionnaire containing 10 items related to the utilization and satisfaction of employees with Employee Wellness Programs.The results indicated that overall the employees who were surveyed were quite satisfied with the Employee Wellness Programs which were conducted in their companies. The major benefit seemed to be that the majority of the employees felt that they were more physically fit after attending the programs and that they will regularly participate in the programs and will also encourage others to participate in the same.
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