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    Chalhoub group integrates new policies to step-up their pledge on wellbeing on world mental health day

    الثلاثاء, مايو, 16, 2023
With the world coming back to physical workplace at the end of COVID, Chalhoub Group continues its commitment to its hybrid flexible working culture. The Group keeps within its policies one month working from abroad, introduces two days off for frontliners - as a leading retailer to take this initiative -, launches a wellbeing academy and a full-time wellness clinic in its offices in KSA. These actions are part of a larger wellbeing strategy including four pillars: mental, physical, social, and financial. Recognized as a “Great Place to Work®” across 5 GCC countries; UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar Chalhoub Group has stepped up its pledge to embed corporate wellness as an integral part of its company culture through the roll-out of a series of wellbeing initiatives. This is part of Chalhoub Group’s ongoing commitment to deliver enhanced policies and healthier ways of working that support work-life balance, productivity, and employee engagement. Wassim Eid, President of People & Culture at Chalhoub Group, said: “People are always at the heart of everything we do, and we all need to protect our mental wellbeing. I’m proud to say that Chalhoub Group has – and continues – to make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority. I was happy to observe summer 2022 with lots of our people spending quality time with their families and friends, working from abroad and returning with stronger commitment and energy towards our Group. We remain committed to building a workplace culture with servant leaders that focuses on respect, empowerment, and trust.” In September 2022, Chalhoub Group launched its first annual Wellbeing Week in eight countries covering mental, physical, financial, and social wellbeing dimensions with 35 onsite and online initiatives. In the UAE and KSA, in-store teams now all have two days off during the working week, while the industry standard is six-working days a week, while – in a bid to enhance wellbeing literacy The launch of the Chalhoub Group Wellbeing Academy has seen curated content, resources, webinars and learning programs made available for all employees. All staff have access to mental health support with a confidential and free-of-charge employee assistance program for counselling and therapy. At Chalhoub Group’s Jeddah head offices in Saudi Arabia, employees now have access to a permanent in-person drop-in wellness clinic open to everyone. Employees can visit the clinic on two dedicated days each week for a listening ear, to discuss a problem or to simply use the clinic as a place to practice mental wellbeing.
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