Bank ranks wellness high

FNB’s Wellness Specialist, Juanita Slinger showed the bank’s wellness educators how to take the wellness message to all FNB employees.

Ever since local commercial bank, FNB Namibia started its in-house Wellness programme, its popularity has exceeded all expectations.
Today, the bank has a Wellness Specialist and 24 Wellness Educators, all working with FNB staff to iron out the crinkles of life. This, the bank says, boosts productivity.

The bank conducted its annual group Wellness Educator’s workshop earlier in May. According to Jaunita Slinger, the Wellness Specialist at FNB, this workshop highlighted numerous health aspects that any good company needs to manage to ensure a healthy and happy workforce.
“We all know that wellness programmes improve staff morale, reduce absenteeism, and contribute to the health and longevity of each employee.
“They are instrumental in keeping people on a healthy living path, especially in office environments where the employees are deskbound for the greatest part of a working day” she explained.
She said healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive, and the benefits to both employee and employer are manifold.”
Employees are the most valuable assets in any company and by providing them with some health related services, companies are improving wellbeing and job satisfaction, as well as raising retention rates. Happiness all around.”
This year’s workshop was addressed by experts from Methealth Namibia, Windhoek Occupational Therapy, Health Works Namibia, Lifeline/Childline, BRG Biokinetics and Adonai Trust.