Corporate Social Responsibility in Russia

Ancor

3. Good Health and Well-Being 4. Quality Education 10. Reduced Inequalities

Overview

In order to achieve the UN SDG 3 “Good Health and Well-Being,” Ancor takes care of the physical conditions of its employees, therefore it installs such devices as humidifiers. Moreover, Ancor is responsible for the mental health of their workers, that is why in the company there are a corporate psychologist and yoga practices. Now the company is piloting an application for the company’s employees that will help to manage stress and healthy sleep.

Authors

Mikhail Purtov

Mikhail Purtov

Alexandra Proshkina

Alexandra Proshkina

Tatiana Krivchikova

Tatiana Krivchikova

Yulia Savitskaya

Yulia Savitskaya

Ilya Gaidukov

Ilya Gaidukov

Olga Tarasova

Olga Tarasova

George Zatorsky

George Zatorsky

School

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Professor

Natalia Yankovskaya

Natalia Yankovskaya

Innovation

The comfort and convenience of an office space is an essential element in employee motivation. In comfortable conditions, well-being improves and work tasks are performed better. That is why Anсor equips its offices with the latest technology: comfortable chairs, humidifiers, good lighting - this is what helps not only to work comfortably, but also to maintain health and maintain a good work-life balance.

In the modern world, with all its stresses, strong mental health is really important. Sad, tired workers will not be able to perform their duties. During an eight-hour working day, they will make a lot of mistakes, since they will not be able to concentrate on completing tasks. Mental health also plays a significant role in terms of communication, because it allows to maintain a healthy atmosphere among people. Therefore, Ancor helps its employees to maintain their mental well-being by providing corporate psychologist services and yoga practices.

Work-life balance is an important aspect of a healthy work environment. Maintaining work-life balance helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnout in the workplace. Chronic stress can negatively impact mental health because it's linked to a higher risk of depression, anxiety and insomnia, and physical health and cause such diseases as hypertension, digestive troubles, chronic aches and pains, and heart problems. To reduce the risk of emploees work-life balance ruin, Ancor will provide them with a special application to manage their sleep and activities, available everywhere on the phone.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Russia

Inspiration

It is important to say that the initiative to create innovation was collective. A hard work process will soon always lead to burnout and fatigue, which is why it was decided to create a direction for the development of the mental state of employees. Based on various foreign parks, Ankor decided that their employees needed psychologists to provide timely support. In addition, the company also recruited qualified yogis so that after difficult everyday life, everyone can get the much-needed relief.

Following the initiative to maintain a stable mental state of the staff, the technical part of the team came up with the idea of ​​creating an internal application that would also be able to track and maintain the emotional background of everyone in Ancor.

Well, referring to the quote from our interviewee about the idea of ​​innovation, we can say that a comfortable and healthy environment for employees is the most important thing that directors of modern companies should strive for. The efficiency of the company's activities depends only on people, which means it is necessary to invest all resources in staff.

Overall impact

New innovations in the Ancor company ensure the existence of the life of employees at a high level. The main effects affected by the decision to innovate are the development of people's human potential. For the comfortable work of the company's members, certain innovations are required, which ensure the convenience and development of employees. This refers to the short-term effect.

The long-term effects include the global development of companies and not only Ancor. Our innovations force other companies to come up with new ways to meet the needs of employees. According to statistics, more than 87% of employees said that innovations in the company have greatly increased the quality of their psychological health. More and more people want to work live rather than be transferred to an online format.

The main evidence and reasons for the emergence of these innovations are the mental, psychological and physical development of employees. Moreover, the reasons include a creative approach to solving complex problems and maximum convenience in solving their own problems and the problems of colleagues. It should be added that the emergence of innovations in Ancor indicated that more and more people in the modern world are facing the problem of professional burnout. In order to warn the team against this syndrome, the company decided to solve this potential

Business benefit

The achievement of the 3d goal, obviously, determines the entire success of the company, because it depends precisely on the human factor. For example, installing humidifiers in offices improves employee productivity. Personnel can stay in a confined space for a longer time due to the constant replenishment of air, which directly means that a person can perform more tasks in a favorable environment.

If we turn to the following innovation, which provides each employee with the services of a psychologist and yoga, then we can cite as an example the quality factor of productivity. Stable mental health of the staff has a huge impact on the results of the company's business, because thinking during the work process must be clear and precise in order to correctly complete all tasks and meet the set deadlines.

The application, which Anna also talked about, continues to benefit from the second point, which is that getting rid of stress and lack of sleep will lead the employee to strict adherence to the time frames of certain tasks, as well as clarity of mind throughout the workflow.

Social and environmental benefit

The UN SDG 3 “Good Health and Well-Being” is really important for all of all ages. Middle-aged people, who spend a lot of time at the workplace sometimes do not even pay attention to this. Their health may suffer greatly through awful working conditions and overworking. Companies that are aimed at getting profit often forget to provide their employees with decent working conditions, moreover force them to work overtime.

Ancor is a good example of a caring company. It strives to implement modern technologies to support the well-being of its employees.

As for the innovations introduced by Ancor, the management of the company really not only supports the employees but also allows people around them to feel comfortable. Because when company managers take care of the mental and physical health of employees, it affects their daily non-working life. People become more confident, mentally stable, calm, and friendly, as they do not experience stress and receive the necessary support. Their close people feel this and are also not exposed to negativity.

Interview

Anna Mamontova, Head of HR Brand Development

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Ancor

Ancor

Moscow, RU

Business Website: https://ancor.ru/

Year Founded: 1990

Number of Employees: 51 to 200

Ancor is an international staffing group founded in 1990, operating in 48 offices. Ancor offers a variety of solutions in outsourcing, recruitment and consulting to clients in 9 countries of the world: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Thailand and Estonia.