We started asking our team members the right questions about how they feel, their lifestyle and what types of things they would like to access to enhance their health and make them feel good some time ago. Our health and well-being survey is undertaken in conjunction with ‘nullam well-being‘ on a regular basis and enables us to plan a range of relevant enrichment activities and services that can be accessed via the workplace.
In addition to this, earlier in 2021, we started another initiative which explores mores specifically how our employees feel about their work. Friday Pulse is a long-term initiative that measures workforce happiness through baseline questions then weekly follow-ups. It asks employees to share their successes, frustrations, ideas and team thank-yous. This feedback enables team leaders to discuss the results and address issues as they arise, leading to an improved work culture and stronger team working.
We have appointed several Well-being Ambassadors in our offices to take a lead in some of our health initiatives with a plan to have someone to undertake this role in each office. Our investment in all our well-being related initiatives demonstrates how highly we value our workforce and reflects our motivation to truly make a difference for their health and happiness.
Of course, we also realise that one of the main factors in healthiness, is being happy in your job and we pride ourselves in a supportive culture, where team members help each other out when it matters most. Knowing what your goals are, meeting clear expectations and feeling valued because someone has noticed your hard work leads to job satisfaction which are important underpinning attributes to a happy working life. Research says that opportunity to progress in your career is one of the most important factors in a happy workforce which is something we pride ourselves on, offering development opportunities for those who wish to progress.