26 February 2020 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Soft services provider Churchill Group has launched a comprehensive internal wellbeing programme titled 'WellMe'.
The programme is designed to guarantee that employee wellbeing remains a priority for the business, and it aligns with the group's core value of 'Do the right thing'.
'WellMe' encourages staff to make small changes in their day-to-day lives, such as walking to a colleague's desk instead of emailing, encouraging 'time to talk' initiatives, or learning a new skill that will support their job role.
The programme has identified five main wellbeing pillars. These are:
'Be Active' - do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood
'Keep Learning' - embrace new experiences, see opportunities
'Give' - your time, your words, your presence
'Connect' - talk, listen, be there, feel connected
'Take Notice' - remember the simple things that give you joy
In line with the company's values and efforts to 'Always do right', 'Always seek better' and 'Always put people first', 'WellMe' is aimed at helping "to promote positive mindsets, personal development and both physical and mental health awareness".
Through various learning initiatives, sharing steps to living more sustainably, giving back to local communities and connecting with employees' surroundings, Churchill said it "hopes to stimulate, support and motivate its staff". The company said it also hopes to help employees to discover new skills, opportunities and experiences.
'WellMe' will be launched with an anonymous wellbeing survey distributed to all staff. Upon completion, each person will receive a 'Path to Wellness' report that scores their wellbeing in seven areas and gives tips on what improvements could be made. This survey will create a wellbeing benchmark and allow Churchill to measure any changes with a follow-up survey at the start of 2021.
Andrew Broderick, group QHSE and sustainability director at the Churchill Group, said: "We have worked hard to construct a plan that supports our staff across the wellbeing spectrum. We recognise our duty to support our employee wellbeing."