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Improving lives and supporting overall health and happiness is the focus of a new customised wellbeing programme available for Forté staff.
Forté partnered with Synergy Health to develop the digital wellbeing programme which prioritises the health and happiness of each employee. It works like an app and explores Synergy’s 10 Healthy Habits that focus on mental health, physical health, and work and life balance.
Forté team members and their families can access the platform 24/7 across all devices, with a variety of resources available at their fingertips.
Forté Health HR Manager Kate Kennedy is delighted with the launch.
“We take staff wellbeing very seriously and wanted to find new ways of supporting them. Forté knows that wellbeing is very subjective and different to everyone, so we are delighted to launch a tailored programme with Synergy Health that meets those individual needs.”
The programme, called ‘Flourish’, was launched on 1 May. Working closely with employees, Forté ran an initial wellbeing survey to find out what staff wanted most from the programme, and managing stress came up first.
“We listened closely and have made sure stress management is our top priority this year. Staff can access quality resources that will see results, and the more they engage with the platform, the higher the chance they can win extra perks like giveaways and freebies. They can even participate in monthly challenges, too.”
The platform focuses on Forté’s unique set of cultures and values, including Te Reo and sustainability, with a future desire to incorporate Te Tiriti as part of the programme’s ongoing development. It’s all part of Forté’s wider range of employee benefits to support staff inside and out, such as five weeks annual leave, health subsidies, corporate discounts, and more.
Kate says a range of events will be run throughout the year to sit alongside the ‘Flourish’ programme.
“We value our team and pride ourselves on offering a workplace where individuals feel valued, respected, and rewarded for their mahi. A happy team is a strong team, and at Forté we want to make sure staff can access support whenever they need it.”