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Better energy balance for PwC employees thanks to BioCheckprograms

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BioCheck’s programs are part of the well-being program that PwC offers
its employees. In particular the use of data in combination with monitoring the
energy balance appeals to the participants of the accounting and (tax) consultancy company.

The challenge

PwC wants its employees to flourish to the fullest. That is why the company makes a so-called ‘wellbeing budget’ available to every employee. ‘Employees can spend this budget at their own discretion with various providers, which have been carefully selected by PwC,’ says Bas Vliegenthart, Lead Well-being at PwC. The range is broad and fits in with PwC’s holistic view of employee well-being. The programs are divided into categories: physical energy, mental/emotional energy, spiritual energy, financial energy and social energy.

‘More and more companies are moving from curative – making people better – to preventive: preventing people from getting sick,’ says Bas. ‘We take it one step further: amplification. This is to strengthen and increase the well-being of all employees. In this way, the human capital in an organization is best used. Working at PwC means: peak work and dealing with deadlines. This sometimes entails a certain workload and stress. As an employer, we want to help employees deal with this. The wellbeing budget is therefore being used eagerly.’

The solution

One of the providers selected by PwC is BioCheck. ‘We try to create the best possible balance in the programs we offer,’ says Bas. ‘What appeals to us about BioCheck’s programs is that they are about energy management. By dosing their energy and being aware of moments when they can accelerate or slow down, our people can get through the day more energetically. This allows them to peak when necessary, for example when deadlines have to be met. And it ensures that our people still have enough energy at the end of the day.’

The use of data in the BioCheck programs also appeals to PwC. ‘As soon as figures are involved, our people naturally find it interesting,’ says Bas with a wink. ‘But apart from that: it is good for people to see how their heart rate and breathing are doing. And that they train and deal with their energy in a very targeted manner based on the measured values. This is in line with how our people want to work. They want to get the most out of it, but of course this should not be at their own expense.’

The results

Several PwC employees followed a BioCheck program. ‘On an individual level, the reactions are very positive,’ says Bas. ‘It has a positive impact on their health and energy level. I hear from most people that they have more energy at the end of the day than before participating. They feel that at the bottom line they get more done in a day and can also peak at the right times. I don’t dare say yet how this is on a larger scale and what effect it has on the organization. We need to make this even more measurable internally. But the individual reactions are a good indication.’

The sequel

To get even more PwC employees enthusiastic about BioCheck’s programs, a lunch session was recently organized. Patrick van Luijk explained more about the programs and the benefits to more than a hundred interested parties. Bas: ‘The fact that this session was attended by so many people indicates that there is interest in the subject of energy management. People are consciously concerned with their health and well-being. They realize that sitting behind a laptop all day is not good for them. In the coming period we will further draw attention to BioCheck’s programs internally. We believe that these programs are good for our employees. And therefore also for us as an organization.’

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