Developing a Wellness Program with Fleur Saguid

Developing Wellness Program
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As technology advancements become more aggressive, a trend is seen among people going miles to quickly reach the top of the pyramid. Reaching self-actualization among employees is now seen to be the driving factor towards a happy and satisfied workforce. As an HR leader, how are you going to help to pivot that journey?

According to our guest Fleur Saguid, there is one simple solution: building a workplace wellness program. In fact, this idea tends to be ignored by a lot of startup companies. For a people manager like Fleur, elevating employee experience is crucial in keeping your staff engaged and committed.

Seeing the evolution of HR teams evolve from simply being facilitators of regulations to stewards of self-actualization, Fleur says this is one of the reasons why she opted to change the name from HR Department to People Management.

The switch makes it clearer that instead of simply being ‘resources’ for the company, the growth and self-actualization of its employees are seen as necessary to the success of the entire organization.

The concept of self-actualization comes from a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow. Putting this theory to work, Fleur has launched an ‘All Hands’ weekly meeting and rolled out a mental health check for Uploaners to assess how they are coping through the quarantine and get help whenever they need it.

In this episode, Fleur breaks down tips on how to develop a wellness program that is specifically tailored to your team’s needs. She also emphasized why investing in your employees’ wellness boosts loyalty, morale, and productivity. Plus! She also reveals some secrets on how to manage large projects while juggling with your life’s demands. 

About the guest: Fleur Saguid works as the Human Resources Director at Uploan. She is an expert in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology while progressing her career through decades of experience in helping dynamic tech firms. 

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