Are Corporate Healthcare Programmes a Fashion Trend or a Basic Need?

06 Jun , 11:00–12:15
People First
Pavilion G, conference hall G1

Over the past years corporate healthcare programmes have become instrumental in attracting talented employees, increasing productivity and staff involvement, and optimizing investment in human resources. While it is not possible to quantify the full benefits of such schemes, many countries have taken special measures to encourage employers to organize and finance these programmes. The established approach to understanding corporate programmes has so far focused on the physical aspect of health, limiting itself to the screening of key indicators and the provision of qualified medical care. A new trend in this area is the wellbeing philosophy for creating a special culture by promoting a healthy lifestyle and health awareness among employees. Employers have become concerned about psychological health, depression, and professional burnout suffered by employees, which are the main factors reducing productivity and causing an up to 50 percent increase in annual staff turnover. What government support measures are needed to expand corporate healthcare programmes? Could tax benefits be an impetus to introducing wellness programmes? What criteria should be considered for improving the efficiency of wellness programmes? What should employees, companies, and the government expect from the mass roll-out of corporate wellness programmes?

Evelina Zakamskaya, Anchor, Russia 24; Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel

Nico Van Hoecke, President, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa (EEMEA), MSD
Ian Colebourne, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS
Alexey Repik, Chairman, Russian-Japanese Business Council; President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm
Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Caroline Sauvajol-Rialland, Founder, So Comment
Emin Fadillioglu, Senior Vice President, GlaxoSmithKline
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Front row participants
Naira Adamyan, Head of Eurasia and Middle East of the Global Business Division of China and Emerging Markets, Sanofi
Oksana Drapkina, Director, National Medical Research Center for Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Elena Zhidkova, Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways
Igor Kagramanyan, First Deputy Chair, Committee on Social Policy, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Niels Hessmann, General Director, Bayer; General Representative, Russia and CIS, Bayer AG