Mercer and HealthifyMe have teamed up for delivering corporate wellness programs in India. Citing a recent study, the companies say that over 70% of the employees in India are obese and over 82% of all CEOs are obese.
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Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC) and India’s top HR consulting partner joins hands with HealthifyMe, India’s largest & most loved health & fitness app.
Mercer’s global leadership in the corporate health advisory market combined with HealthifyMe’s technological capabilities in delivering corporate wellness programs is likely to emerge as a game changer. India is increasingly suffering from lifestyle diseases accompanying sedentary jobs such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
A recent study found +70% of the employees in India to be obese and 82% of all CEOs to be obese. To help combat lifestyle diseases, and to improve employee fitness and engagement, there has been increasing focus around wellness and fitness programs - especially around digital programs that are easy to implement, engaging and sustainable and that provide a direct impact on the bottom-line due to enhanced productivity levels. The partnership is certainly going to accelerate a near-term future where corporate India will adopt wellness programs at scale to ensure employee health, engagement and sustainable employer brand.
Anish Sarkar, CEO, India, Mercer said, “Health is one of the three key pillars for Mercer globally and we are now accelerating that focus in India as well. We are excited to partner with HealthifyMe given their pedigree in offering strong technology powered personalized solutions for corporates.”
Commenting on the exciting development, Tushar Vashisht, CEO & Co-Founder, HealthifyMe said, “With more than 5 million users, HealthifyMe is today the digital health leader in India. With the partnership with Mercer, we hope to leverage their deep expertise in engaging with corporate India and Healthify millions of corporate employees in the coming months.’