- Management Trainee
By Goddie Ofose, Snr Correspondent, Lagos
As the global community marked the International Workers Day on Wednesday, Fidson Healthcare Plc has reinforced its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees.
The International Workers Day, popularly known as ‘May Day’, is a special day set aside to appreciate the contribution of workers to the various national economies across the globe.
Its history is traced back to May 4, 1886 during the Haymarket Riot in Chicago, USA, which is generally considered significant as the origin of May Day celebration for workers.
According to the Human Resource Manager of Fidson Healthcare Plc, Ernest Onyejekwe, Fidson places top priority on staff wellbeing and good working environment.
He said the company understands the importance of employee wellbeing to their productivity and the growth of the organisation.
“We believe the health of our employees is the health of the company; having healthy employees increase job satisfaction, improve staff morale, reduce illness and injuries and also increase productivity.
“We therefore maintained a health and wellness structure that assists our staff to achieve a healthy balance of the mind and body, and an overall feeling of well-being and job satisfaction”, he said.
Onyejekwe also emphasised on the need for corporate organisations to pay more attention to the welfare of their employees, as this will help in optimising their productivity to the companies.
He also called on relevant government institutions to promote and enforce policies that cater for the welfare of workers in the country.
Fidson’s commitment to employees’ welfare is another demonstration of the company’s concern for the health and wellbeing of Nigerian workers, in line with its corporate philosophy of adding value to the lives of our people.