Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) is implementing a stress managementprogramme as it looks to reduce anxiety and depression among employees.
Although new, softer human resources tactics are rare on the Arabian peninsula, ALBA is putting itself ahead of the competition by ensuring its workforce is fit and healthy enough to take on its challenging job, according to Trade Arabia.
One of the main points of the programme is to decrease levels of heat-related stress, which is a huge problem for manual labourers in Bahrain, with temperatures regularly topping 40 degrees C.
Chief operations officer Isa Al Ansari said: “Summer is usually one of the most challenging seasons of the year but it doesn’t have to be so … if effective preventative measures are taken.”
While the project to reduce stress levels has been going on for three years, executives will put extra effort into the scheme this summer, as ALBA plans to expand to accommodate increasing demand in the area.