Investing in well-being of staff

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has rolled out a number of training programmes, tools and initiatives to support its employees’ as part of its well-being programme.

According to a press release, the wellness programme focusses on mental, physical, social and financial well-being. It reflects the bank’s commitment to bring out the best in its employees which in turn results in organisational success and cohesiveness.

The all-rounded programme enhances the bank’s employee assistance programme through Clarity professional counselling services and the introduction of ‘Unmind’, an app that is accessible to staff anytime, anywhere to re-energise mental health at their own pace contributes to a long-lasting supportive culture.

Colleagues can also sign up for free membership to ‘Switch+(LVL)’ which focusses on physical activities, exercise and meditation which colleagues can take part remotely with their family or friends to boost physical health.

This is in addition to the various sports and social activities led and organised by the bank’s recreation club.

A mentorship programme is also provided for employees seeking mentorship from a senior management member to help accelerate performance and navigate career development through sharing sessions and insights of their professional experiences while challenging the mentee’s thinking and assumptions and accepting feedback constructively.

The Human Resource Department has launched several engagement sessions with employees to further understand and support peers as well as recommend support tools offered in the comprehensive Wellbeing toolkit available to all colleagues.

SCB Head of Human Resource Laila Li said, “We want to ensure that all colleagues have access to the right tools and support that is essential to their overall well-being. Through our sharing sessions, we aim to create an open environment among colleagues to establish a greater sense of cohesiveness in the workplace and drive a positive supportive culture. Well-being has a huge impact on individual and collective success which in turn will lead to delivering our best for our clients, colleagues and stakeholders.”

The Unmind app. PHOTO: SCB