Arogya World, a non-profit organization working to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through health education and lifestyle change, today announced their 2022 Healthy Workplaces and recognized 34 Indian & global companies for championing workplace health at their annual Healthy Workplace Conference and Awards flagship event. The organization recognized these Healthy Workplaces for promoting holistic health and well-being which includes the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of employees while focusing on healthy lifestyles for addressing NCD prevention and mental well-being at the workplace.
As on date, Arogya World has recognized 186companies as Healthy Workplaces, spanning over 5.83 million employees.
The 2022 Healthy Workplace companies are
2. State Bank of India
3. Mumbai International Airport
4. Sony Entertainment Television
6. Tata Motors
8. Coffee Board
9. Mikro Grafeio
10. Avian WE
11. LV Prasad Eye Hospital
13. RMZ – CBRE
14. Fresenius – Kabi
15. GarbhaGudi IVF Centre
16. Aprava (Jhajjar Power)
18. Vedanta Limited (Jharsuguda)
19. Cairn Oil & Gas
20. Bharat Aluminium Company Limited
21. Vedanta Limited (Lanjigarh)
22. Ferro Alloys Corporation Limited
23. Talwandi Sabo Power Limited
24. Vedanta Ltd- Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business
25. Hindustan Zinc Limited
26. ESL Steel Limited
27. Sterlite Copper
28. Department of Tourism (Karnataka)
29. Quess Staffing
The Healthy Workplace program accreditation is a rigorous assessment that involves interaction with eminent Industry Health Experts. Along with Arogya team, they evaluate and ascertain the interventions implemented by the organization based on Arogya World’s healthy workplaces criteria aligned with the WHO guidelines. It primarily involves Leadership engagement, physical health criteria (like healthy eating, tobacco cessation, and physical activity), and also mental health criteria introduced by Arogya World for the first time in 2020 in response to COVID.
Dr. Nalini Saligram, Founder of Arogya World & An Ashoka Fellow, said, “Employees are the biggest asset of a company. NCDs have a devastating economic impact and we all have seen that some have experienced the worst during COVID. Workplaces are where people spend a significant part of their day. Therefore if we can get workplaces to champion healthy living, we can surely fight against NCDs. I firmly believe that healthy workplaces are a smart solution to the global NCD crisis. In fact, they are one of the most sustainable, scientific, and scalable solutions and that is what Arogya World’s healthy workplaces program is all about. The result is for everyone to experience – the employer benefits through reduced absenteeism and increased productivity, employees benefit with improved health, and the Nation benefits as it advances the fight against NCDs. Today, more than ever, health is being increasingly recognized as a strategic pillar in the workplace of the future. We congratulate all 2022 Healthy Workplaces for demonstrating leadership in workplace health”.
Arogya World also recognized 5 exemplary companies namely, Tata Consultancy Services, Larsen & Toubro, Manipal Cigna, Indian Oil, and Haleon, for attaining the Platinum level, the highest level of honor defined by the Arogya World’s Healthy Workplace program, and for demonstrating a data-driven culture of health. These companies stand for excellence in employee health, with demonstrated improvements in health metrics over time, making these companies true ambassadors of workplace health. This brings the total number of Platinum Healthy Workplaces to 40 in the Arogya community.
Arogya World helps you build, sustain and scale the health quotient of the company. We offer additional tools and services like lifestyle coach, behavior change training, MyThali program for eating right, Webinars on mental wellness, and mHealth solutions (leveraging technology) to enable individual employees on their health journeys.
Dr. Ashish Jain, Head – Employee Health and wellbeing at GSK, & Advisory HWP Arogya World says, “Designing and efficiently implementing Healthy workplaces is no more a good to-do but a must-do for every corporate. And today more than ever healthy workplaces extend beyond our regular workplaces, into the homes of individuals. As a corporate, we need to be mindful and more accountable for the holistic health and well-being of an individual and the family. Having said that, it doesn’t undermine an individual’s role in this wellness journey.”
Arogya World has always believed that workplaces are a smart platform for tackling NCDs. We firmly believe that the Arogya World Healthy Workplace Conference has helped in advancing the dialogue of workplace health in India and continues to build on the momentum. Over 77 million Indians live with diabetes, Indians develop type 2 diabetes in their 30s and 40s, at the peak of their productivity, and 10 years earlier than most Westerners, making the public health burden in the country truly alarming. According to the World Health Organization, NCDs are largely preventable with lifestyle changes – 80% of heart disease, 80% of diabetes and 40% of cancer can be prevented by avoiding tobacco, eating healthy foods, and increasing physical activity. Prevention through healthy living is Arogya World’s focus.
It’s time to take collective responsibility and lead the conversation.
About Arogya World:
A non-profit organization, Arogya World (www.arogyaworld.org), a recipient of the prestigious 2022 UN Interagency Task Force and the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award, has been working for more than a decade to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCD), – diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and chronic lung diseases – through health education and lifestyle change. Arogya World targets workplaces for chronic disease prevention because work is where so many people spend a large part of their day.
Strategic investment in Jombay, India’s leading HR Tech platform for talent assessment and development
Launches a Tech platform, ProSculpt connecting the four pillars of employment eco-system namely student, faculty, institution and industry
Launches HfactoR 2.0, HR Suite combined with mobile based recruitment platform
Records 80% y-o-y growth in revenue for H1’ 22-23, significantly higher than the staffing industry growth rate
Leading towards the IPO plans, CIEL HR Services, one of the leading workforce and skilling solution companies in India, is taking strides in its expansion plans by organic as well as inorganic growth.
Charting its inorganic growth journey, CIEL announced a strategic investment today into Next Leap Career Solutions Private Limited (Brand name: Jombay) by signing a definitive agreement to acquire its 100% equity stake in tranches. This acquisition is part of its strategic vision to expand its offering in the HR services space. With this acquisition, CIEL Group strengthens its position further as a workforce solutions company leveraging technology.
Jombay’s technology solutions are used by more than 500 marquee organizations for identifying and building great managers and leaders and making them future ready. Every year more than 200,000 managers and leaders go through Jombay’s Assessments & Development programs. It is a “made in India, made for the world” platform built by a team of Business Psychologists, Engineers and Product Entrepreneurs. Jombay enjoys a strong HR community connect including the HR40under40 initiative. Pi Capital and Legalogic has advised Jombay through this deal and NovoJuris represented CIEL.
Recording a 80% growth in y-o-y revenue for H1’ 22-23, CIEL continues to chart its organic growth journey by expanding its geographic footprint and service offerings. CIEL operates from 74 offices across 50 locations now; continues to expand further. New service offerings introduced recently are:
Started EPC Staffing vertical to cater to the specialised recruiting and staffing needs of Oil and Gas, Energy, Process and Power sectors.
Started offering services under NAPS (National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
Accelerated Managed Services Programmes to help companies optimise their IT operations via SLA-based plug-and-play solutions.
Launched CielJobs 2.0, India’s first SkillTech platform to expand our reach among candidates and thereby increase mandate conversion in the Staffing business; also, to attract employers to post jobs and generate applications.
Introduced CIEL Rapid, hi-tech hi-touch initiative to cater to the recruitment needs of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and startups
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ProSculpt leverages CIEL HR’s immense industry network to bring to educational institutions and students the best opportunities for final placements and internships. ProSculpt is also a pioneer in providing consulting and industrial immersion opportunities for the faculty members. Industry reaps the huge benefits of reaching in an agile way a wide and diverse spectrum of talented freshers seeking employment and internships while leveraging the capabilities of a hitherto untapped talent pool, the faculty members of the colleges and universities.
The ProSculpt platform also enables students access a wide array of learning content and assess themselves and plan their learning journey towards higher job-related knowledge and skills. For students, this gives them a Ma Foi employability score that reflects their competence in their chosen domain and goads them to invest in their own growth. To employers, the Ma Foi score is a validated score for quick short listing and acts as an aid in the hiring process. ProSculpt eliminates the divide between urban and non-urban colleges and provides a level playing field, for students, for both learning and internship opportunities and final placements.
The platform offers a plethora of services like placement preparatory programme, upskilling courses, student community connect, wellness programs and much more.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. K Pandiarajan, Executive Chairperson and Director – Ma Foi Group & CIEL Group said, “I take this opportunity to congratulate the team for expanding its technological capabilities that solidifies the leading position of CIEL as a brand in the Indian HR services space. 80% growth in H1 and the onset of the inorganic journey shows the growth ambitions and the inherent strength of the brand. I am confident that CIEL, the fastest growing player among the Top 10 in India’s HR industry, will continue to lead the innovations and emerge as one of the Top 5 workforce and skilling solution companies in India by 2025.”
Talking about the Jombay acquisition, Mr. Aditya Narayan Mishra, Managing Director & CEO – CIEL HR Services said “This acquisition, in line with our IPO plans, is part of our strategic vision to expand our technology-led offerings in the HR services domain. Moreover, it will complement our existing subsidiary Integrum Solutions operating in HR technology space and will help us expand our client portfolio in the market. With this acquisition, we penetrate deeper in the market and expand our margins.”
Mr. Mohit Gundecha, CEO – Next Leap Career Solutions (Jombay), said “We are excited to combine forces with CIEL having a vast customer base and industry-leading geographic footprint in the HR services sector. This will help Jombay further expand its customer footprint and market penetration of its product portfolio mix across Talent Management, Capability building, Talent Identification and Succession Planning.”
Speaking on the launch of ProSculpt, Mr. Rajiv Krishnan, Managing Director & CEO – Ciel Skills & Careers and MaFoi Strategy said “We are happy to introduce ProSculpt as a disruptor that will bring the universes of students, educational institutions, faculty and industry much closer together eliminating the wide-spread Type A/ Type B hiring errors; cutting through the urban and semi-urban divide; and, moderating and eliminating the vernacular and English medium divide. It gives students control over their destinies by providing vast learning and self-improvement opportunities and access to coaches, mentors and wellness guides. For the faculties, often a forgotten but hugely important and pivotal part of the campus experience, ProSculpt brings immense opportunities for immersive learning and consulting. We are confident that ProSculpt will holistically transform student skilling, learning and employability and fulfil industry’s insatiable appetite for bright and highly skilled talent.
– This announcement comes less than six months after Zetwerk acquired three Indian manufacturing supply chains across aerospace & defense, oil & gas, and railways segments.
Zetwerk Manufacturing, the global source of manufacturing across industrial and consumer products, today announced it has acquired Unimacts, a leading manufacturing services company operating within various industries including industrial products, material handling, and renewable energy segments.
Zetwerk’s acquisition of Unimacts will position the company for additional expansion and diversification, providing immediate access to marquee solar and wind-power customers. Additionally, Zetwerk will gain access to the large-scale consolidated demand Unimacts has generated thus far, which will be serviced by the company’s massive global supply base. Similarly, the company will benefit from Unimacts’ notable industry expertise in renewable energy manufacturing and an endless supply of highly specified mechanical products, logistics support, design for manufacturing, inventory management, and near-customer warehousing.
The executive team at Unimacts, including Matthew Arnold, CEO, Andrew Woglom, CFO, and Alan Hays, COO, along with the team at Unimacts, will be joining Zetwerk, bringing the global employee count to 1,900.
For Unimacts, this acquisition will equip the company with the necessary capital to scale up its presence in the U.S., Europe and Mexico, along with access to a strong off-shore footprint in India and Vietnam. Overall, Unimacts’ customer relations, supply partners and business operations will remain unaffected.
“Unimacts’ offerings in the U.S., Europe and Mexico markets complement our existing portfolio and vision of being a global leader in the manufacturing space,” said Amrit Acharya, Co-founder and CEO of Zetwerk. “This acquisition will immediately expand our presence in North America and position Zetwerk for additional expansion in the coming months. We are excited to usher in a new era of intelligent manufacturing for our customers, partners, and our planet.”
“Over the last decade, we have been working to scale our global supply chain and contract manufacturing businesses to better serve customers throughout North America and Western Europe,” said Matthew Arnold, CEO of Unimacts. “Partnering with Zetwerk will allow us to accelerate our growth and global reach and provide more comprehensive solutions to our customers. With the recent $1.2 Trillion infrastructure bill and Inflation Reduction Act, the renewable energy sectors of solar and wind in the US are poised for significant growth. These have been the primary end markets for Unimacts over the last five years and we are excited to pursue significant growth in these markets with our new partners. We strongly believe that joining the Zetwerk family will translate into broader offerings for customers in the U.S. and around the world, increase growth opportunities for employees and facilitate new business opportunities for our suppliers”.
Zetwerk’s 2021-2022 financial results showcased strong growth across categories. The company’s gross merchandise value grew six-fold, to $770 Million from $130 Million, and the operating revenue expanded to $670 Million from $110 Million in 2020-2021. The company is on track to do well over $1 billion of revenue in the current fiscal year.
“With this acquisition and expansion in North America, Zetwerk is well positioned to help even more businesses create self-reliant supply chains in renewable energy and infrastructure,” said Vaibhav Agrawal, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Zetwerk Board Member.“Gleaned through deep manufacturing and internet experiences, Zetwerk co-founders have built an intelligent platform for customers to maximize manufacturing capacity, reliability and scope at the click of a button. This is why Fortune 500 enterprises are expanding their purchase volumes, securing orders from Zetwerk 3-5 years in advance.”
Zetwerk has more than 2000 customers across North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, and a network of more than 10,000 manufacturing partners worldwide.
For more information about Zetwerk, please visit zetwerk.com.
Zetwerk Manufacturing is the global source of manufacturing across industrial and consumer products. It helps various brands transform digital designs into physical manifestations. Zetwerk offers manufacturing solutions across a diverse range of products, from simple and complex products to industrial and consumer use cases, for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Zetwerk’s industry-leading global manufacturing capabilities ensure products are manufactured faster, at competitive prices, and utilizing best-in-class materials. Zetwerk offers a broad range of services, including metal fabrication, CNC machining, aluminium die casting, 3D printing and plastic injection molding. Zetwerk uses domain-specialized teams and a suite of software across its suppliers and customers — matching, production & project management, quality, pricing and logistics to make manufacturing predictable, transparent, and reliable. The Zetwerk team consists of the world’s leading engineers and innovators dedicated to future-proofing the creation of an undisrupted supply chain. For more information, please visit https://www.zetwerk.com/.
Unimacts is a leading global contract manufacturing and supply chain solutions company with focus on renewable energy, as well as construction equipment and industrial products. Unimacts has developed asset-light sourcing solutions to supply highly specified mechanical products and provide complementary logistics support, design for manufacturing, inventory management, and near-customer warehousing. It is involved in the supply of solar tracker components (torque tubes, solar piles, drives, etc.), wind turbine components (fabrications, castings, fiber-reinforced plastics, etc.), and other industrial products (electro-mechanical assemblies, castings, fabrications, etc.). For more information, please visit https://www.unimacts.com/
If quality of talent is one of the most crucial areas in the digital era that impacts the strategic growth of the organization, Curatal is here to rewrite the existing practices and take a giant leap into the future in talent management.
Curatal ushers in the concept of curated talent. This means that industry’s HR managers save substantial amounts of time, money, and energy in various activities that involve search, evaluation, and nurturing talent.
Earlier this year, Curatal changed its identity from First IPO to an established leading player in interview process outsourcing, with the distinction of conducting over 1 million interviews for 200+ clients with over 4,500 technical experts.
Curatal has enlarged its vision to provide talent management solutions, leveraging its pioneering advantage in curated talent. These include SEA (an acronym that stands for Search, Engage and Acquire) talent audit, talent pipe, and virtual campus.
To lend impetus to Curatal’s initiatives, Pruthvi Nanjappa has joined as its Co-Founder and Chief Executive. Says Manjunath R, Co-Founder, Curatal, “Pruthvi joining us is definitely a milestone moment for us. His 25 years of experience with several reputed MNCs and an entrepreneurial mindset will give us the edge.”
Pruthvi’s switch from the other side of the table is just what the doctor ordered. A strong client-focused mindset apart, Curatal will leverage its robust AIML technology platform, to provide tailor-made solutions. Pruthvi struck a positive note by saying, “We resonate well with the changing needs of the HR fraternity, which is open to proactive and, progressive partnerships. Curatal’s talent management solutions, which leverage our curated talent advantage, are indeed poised to be a strategic game changer.”
With an interesting tagline of “Heads You Win,” they have begun well, by winning a good head for the organization, to take the concept of curated talent, whose time is now!
Curatal is a talent management company that provides support to organizations and individuals alike by enabling curated talent through an innovative platform. Curatal’s talent management solutions include SEA (Search, Engage and Acquire), Talent Audit, Talent Pipe, and Virtual Campus for corporates and Job Mate for individual candidates.
India is often called the ‘Diabetes Capital of the World’, as it accounts for 17% percent of the total number of diabetics globally. Senior citizens of the country suffer a higher risk of being diabetic. On average, 14 percent of the population above the age of 60 suffer from diabetes in India. The number of cases of diabetes in senior citizens across India in 2050 is estimated to be about 33.3 million.
As November is Diabetes Awareness Month, Primus Senior Homes which offers premium elder care services and senior residences teamed up with the health-tech startup, LiveAltlife to educate and support its residents who are diabetic. The residents were taken through an extensive educational program that dealt with types of Diabetes, symptoms, causes, preventive measures, and the role of nutrition in its successful management.
Talking about the session, Adarsh Narahari, Founder and Managing Director of Primus Lifespaces said, “Senior Living is all about creating an ecosystem of care, convenience & comfort wherein we are able to reduce the process of ageing through proactive medical care and creation of like-minded communities. At Primus, we go the extra mile in keeping them physically and mentally fit — especially with our bespoke services and dynamic activity calendars. A number of our residents are diabetic and we aim to offer the best possible support and care to them. Hence, the diabetes awareness session organized in partnership with LiveAltlife is an effort to provide the best care for our residents.”
Adding to this, Vivek Subramanyam, Founder & CEO, LiveAltlife said, “It was a pleasure interacting with the energetic seniors at Primus Reflection around Diabetes and other lifestyle conditions. The curiosity among elders to learn more and enthusiasm to defeat disease was very commendable. We look forward to partnering with Primus in our mission of transforming health. Our approach to reversing Diabetes or other lifestyle conditions is by fixing the underlying root cause: metabolic imbalances, chronic inflammation, and impaired immunity.”
A One-Stop Solution for Diabetes Reversal in India, LiveAltlife helps people battling metabolic disorders like Diabetes, PCOS, obesity, cardiovascular health etc. to restore and reverse their health in a safe & natural way.
Panasonic presents its new I – Class kitchens following the success of its L – Class range in India
Panasonic Life Solutions India, one of the largest domestic manufacturers of electrical construction materials, housing, and diverse electronics technologies, announced the launch of its exclusive I-Class Modular Kitchen range. This new range will be a one-stop shop for homeowners looking to customise their kitchens using a combination of Japanese technology and Indian production, as well as customisable aesthetics for users seeking affordable luxury options. The new range will be available in 23 cities across India via 25 retail stores.
This new I-Class Kitchen range is a great combination of best-in-class material sourced across India and the latest technology from Japan. It boasts of an array of highly customizable features including 100% smart storage to provide maximum space utility for Indian households. The countertops are reinforced by crosspiece which offers solid durability and resilience. The entire cabinet which is made of plywood comes with smart and functional features such as SS matt and rubber strips that provide soft down technology and unique storage shifting technologies, elevates the entire kitchen experience. The I-Class range enables the customers to customise options of cabinet doors in hundreds of colours and patterns in varied materials and finishes. Panasonic Life Solutions India also promises a 10-year replacement guarantee on the new range. Thus, replete with innovative technology solutions and elegant streamlined designs, the I-Class Kitchen range is testimony to the Panasonic trust and brand ethos.
Panasonic’s Modular Kitchen business started in 1962 in Japan and has grown tremendously over the years providing numerous varieties and layouts of kitchen cabinets, storage, and accessories by catering to approximately6,5 millionconsumers in Japan. India being a priority market, Panasonic also aims at rapid expansion in the Modular Kitchen business by launching the new I-Class Kitchen range across the country with50 daysdelivery and installations for Indian consumers.
Mr. Yoshiyuki Kitazaki -Assistant Director of Kitchen Furniture, Bathroom & Sanitary Fittings Business Division of Panasonic Housing Solutions Co., Ltd. said, “We believe Indian market is the most important region for our overseas business. And this month, we release a new product, “I-Class kitchen,” made in India. With the addition of the new product I-Class kitchen, we will strengthen our marketing activities with a view to further expanding our Indian business and establishing a brand for our residential equipment business. Going forward, our company will contribute to the realization of a more comfortable and secure society by proposing comfortable living spaces.
Mr. Dinesh Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, Panasonic Life Solutions India added, “With the economic growth, India is witnessing a paradigm change in user expectation, design and utility of kitchen spaces. After having received a very positive response in India to the luxurious Panasonic L class kitchens that were launched in 2018; the Panasonic I-Class kitchens range now being introduced combines functional superiority of the L class and our in-depth learnings from Indian market about the site challenges of civil construction, specific storage needs in the kitchen across different regions of our country and ergonomics. With the introduction of I series we will cater to every economic strata, with each series of our Kitchens having superior and unique functionality and very contemporary finishes”
About Panasonic Life Solutions Pvt Ltd India:
Panasonic Life Solutions India Pvt Ltd. (formerly known as Anchor Electricals Pvt Ltd) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Holding Corporation, Japan and is the leading Electrical Construction Material company with a presence across India. It is a trusted brand for consumer electrical products and solutions, offering an extensive range of products that include: Wiring Devices (Switch, Socket and Accessories), Wires & Cables, Switchgear, Conduit Pipes and boxes, Solar Modules, Inverters & Solar EPC Solutions, Residential and Commercial Lighting, IoT & Home Automation, IAQ (Indoor Air Quality / Fans), Water Heaters, EV Infrastructure/Chargers, Housing Solutions like Modular Kitchen, Wardrobe, Electronic Toilet Seat (ETS) and Clothes Drying System, KMEW Boards, to name a few.
In India, the company has 29 offices in 27 cities, along with a Research and Development centre in Bangalore; and employs over 10,000 professionals. It has seven state-of-the-art manufacturing units in India and is manufacturing cutting-edge electrical products, synonymous with quality. Recognised as one of the Best Brands in the Electrical Construction Material segments, Panasonic Life Solutions India has established itself as a market leader as a one-stop solution provider of commercial, industrial, and home solutions in the electrical, renewable, and housing solutions.
Panasonic Housing Solutions Co., Ltd.：
Panasonic Housing Solutions Co., Ltd. is an independent corporation established as one of the eight operating companies of Panasonic Holdings Corporation, which was launched in April 2022.
Our company is engaged in the manufacturing, sales, and engineering of housing equipment and construction materials. Since we started the manufacturing of plastic rain gutters in 1958, we have expanded our product line by leveraging our technological edge.
Under our business slogan “Green Housing,” we are committed to creating lifestyles that benefit individuals as well as the environment.
Through collaboration with business partners, we will expand the scope of our contributions from homes to public and commercial facilities worldwide, and thereby contribute to the creation of a sustainable and enriched society.