13 November 2017 – IMU won the “Healthiest Employees” and “Healthiest Workplace” for medium sized organisation category in recognition of its healthy workplace programmes, and contribution to workplace health. The two awards are under the “Malaysia’s Healthiest Workplace” programme by AIA Vitality.
Commenting on this, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdul Aziz Baba said, “The success of this achievement is through the collective efforts of each individual and the teamwork of the IMU staff as well as the support by the IMU Wellness team who have tirelessly worked to put various key initiatives in place for the benefit of the staff and students. These initiatives covered extensively from healthy eating to healthy living – workshops, talks and interactive challenges.”
Speaking after the award, Director of Human Resources, IMU, Francis Wen said, “As a health educator, we have always emphasised the welfare and health of our employees. To demonstrate the University’s commitment, a Wellness Steering Committee was set up and the IMU Wellness programme was launched in May which entails various initiatives. Some of these initiatives include the deans and heads of departments releasing staff to participate in its wellness activities every Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.” This Award is a nationwide initiative by AIA Vitality is based on a research study modelled after Britain’s Healthiest Workplace that captures data on the health and well-being of employees, as well as health strategies and activities practised by employers in the country. The Award is divided into three categories:
- Healthiest Employees
- Healthiest Employer
- Healthiest Workplace
This inaugural research survey saw the participation of 47 organisations ranging from small, medium to large multinational corporations with a combined workforce of 5,369 employees. Other winners includes SAP Malaysia Sdn Bhd who won the award for the small organisation category and Top Glove Corp Bhd wining the large corporation category.
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