Jamaica Customs to host health and wellness expo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) recognises that the wellbeing of employees is of paramount importance to the operational success of any organisation and, as such, will host the second staging of its Health and Wellness Exposition, this Friday, October 26, 2018, at its Newport East Office in Kingston and also in Montego Bay, St James, on November 2, 2018.

At the exposition employees across the agency will have the opportunity to participate in health screening, access health improvement information, purchase healthy products, as well as participate in an exercise session in support of the “Jamaica Moves” campaign.

Employee health and wellbeing is known to have a direct impact on productivity, customer service delivery, efficiency, health insurance cost, and ultimately the organisation's performance.

One of the main tenets of the JCA's wellness programme is to equip employees with the necessary tools for them to achieve balance in their work and family life. In this respect, the Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) Division of the JCA has placed more focus on employee health and well-being to include the hosting of seminars, corporate walk-runs and sporting activities.

The agency will also be launching its revised Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Policy at the opening of the Health and Wellness Expo, which gets underway at 10:00 am. The policy will guide the further development of a wellness culture within the organisation through the establishment of programmes that will promote and support a healthy lifestyle. Focus areas will include the promotion of physical activity, healthy eating choices, and building health awareness.

The agency first hosted the expo in 2017.

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