BBVA prioritizes the well-being and emotional health of its staff

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“Over the last few months we have approached our employees to learn about their concerns and thus evolve our value offer. With this information we have established several lines of work focused on the areas of talent and professional development, and those more related to well-being“, Explain Araceli Morato, responsible for Occupational Health at BBVA. During this year, the bank has implemented the definitive flexible working modelwith important conciliation measures, and has promoted initiatives linked to talent, such as the Talent Week celebration. “Once we have defined the way we want to work, now we want to focus on promote measures that help make the work we do more productivethe most efficient meetings or simply respect the time of our colleagues”, he adds.

In terms of corporate welfare, BBVA has launched an internal campaign aimed at the entire workforce with a focus on physical and emotional health. Since the month of November, all group employees can attend courses, workshops and talks dedicated to sleep hygiene, emotional management, anxiety, prevention of brain aging, physical exercise or nutritionin collaboration with experts from the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona or Sanitas, among other institutions.

The entity has spent several years promoting various Internal campaigns to prevent diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases or stroke, which are now joined by pilot programs on genetic analysis of hereditary cardiovascular diseases to be able to carry out early intervention in the state of health, as well as a 24-hour psychological help service. “At BBVA We have always been concerned about the health and well-being of our employeesbut after the pandemic we have realized the need to put more focus on some elements, such as emotional well-being. We find it very important not to lose sight of the circumstances in which each person is experiencing each situation, and to offer a wide range of initiatives within the framework of emotional health”, he explains.

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