The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation is the first media organization in Fiji to offer life insurance cover to its staff members.
FBC Chief Executive, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this insurance cover is worth $30,000 per staff.
He says that now, apart from having medical insurance cover for full-time staff, every staff member gets $8,000 private extensions, which they can use for private hospitalization of up to $8,000 with a maximum of $125,000 for overseas evacuation per disability.
“Working in an organization is not just about having a salary, it’s about having a salary, nice or conducive environment to work in, good atmosphere and good benefits for staff members. Because at the end of the day, it’s a win-win situation – if we look after the staff, they will look after the company in return.”
Sayed-Khaiyum adds that the company has also placed an option for the first time to have medical insurance cover for all part-time staff.
These new incentives were adopted successfully after thorough discussion and negotiations between FBC and AON as well as Fiji Care.
The Chief Executive says this is a milestone achievement for FBC, especially after the challenges presented by the pandemic two years ago.