Have you ever had a flu where you sneeze uncontrollably in under a minute and decide to take you runny nose to a pharmacy. The price of drugs is outrageous! Once I heard someone yell in pharmacy angrily at the attendant donned in white, ‘mia saba! mia saba juu ya homa! kwani ni dawa za kulevya nanunua?’
When you wife is pregnant, she is always keen to ask you whether you have incorporated her into you NHIF scheme, especially when its your first pregnancy for the both of you. So if you are an employer it would be wise if you had a proper medical scheme for your employees. It would motivate them, because they (we) value our health more than anything else.
Nairobi-based employees value employer-funded medical cover schemes more than any other perks, a survey by global consulting firm Mercer has found.
The Mercer study found that 89 percent of highly-skilled workers in Nairobi rank employer-subsidised health and wellness programmes as their best motivation to live and work in Kenya’s capital.
They employees ranked subsidised health insurance benefits above security, safety and lack of violence, which were cited by about 67 percent of workers who participated in the survey as top reasons to stay in or leave in their city.
“Employers believe workers prioritise money and other work-related factors when deciding whether to switch cities. But this isn’t the case,” the report titled People First: Driving Growth in Emerging Megacities, states.
“Most important to workers are the human and social factors essential to the quality of life. These include overall life satisfaction, security and safety, and proximity to family and friends. Although workers do rank total income third most important, it is the only money factor in the top five.”
The findings of the study, released in Nairobi this month, are based on feedback from 7,200 workers drawn from 577 employers in 15 current and future megacities across seven countries in the world’s emerging economies.