The relationship between wellness programs and employee job satisfaction at Capital Group Limited
Capital Group Ltd commonly known as Capital FM is a media house comprising Radio and Digital business. It is a 24-hour news and entertainment radio channel that has a nationwide coverage. This study covered the relationship between wellness programs and employee job satisfaction at the Group. Corporate wellness programs are long-term organizational activities designed to promote the adoption of organizational practices and personal behaviour conducive to maintaining or improving employee physiological, mental and social wellbeing. The study was guided by one objective which was to establish the relationship between wellness programs and job satisfaction at the Capital Group Limited. The study used a descriptive research design where respondents were to describe the phenomenon. The population of the study comprised all employees of Capital Group Ltd since it was small. The response rate was 78% which was considered excellent for data analysis. Data was obtained using a semi structured questionnaire which consisted three parts covering the profile of the respondent, wellness program and job satisfaction. Further secondary data was obtained for additional information on various variables related to the problem. Descriptive statistics was used during the analysis to compute frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviation. The data was then presented using tables, graphs and charts. In addition non parametric tests were used for the computation of regression to establish the relationship between the variables and make inferences. The findings of this study acknowledged the existence of wellness programs at CGL and employees had embraced them and found them to be relevant and important. The participation level was high apart from lifestyle disease management and substance abuse programs that had low participation attributable to dominant age group at CGL. The findings also confirmed wellness programs had contributed to employees' total wellbeing and had increased their morale and job satisfaction significantly and eventually productivity. The company had equally experienced substantial benefits from the wellness programs such as reduced absenteeism, reduced medical costs and increased productivity amongst others. Substance abuse program had very low participation. The study having revealed mutual benefits for both employees and the company, the study, therefore, recommends the wellness programs are maintained and enhanced to ensure continued and increased benefits to both parties. Education and sensitization be emphasised in order to attain maximum participation for much more enhanced benefits.