Employee Wellness Week 2018
Posted by emma.critchley | 20 September
Creating an environment where employees can thrive is paramount to success in any business. However, as pressure amounts towards month end and targets come under scrutiny, stress levels increase which can lead to tension and health issues of which neither constitute towards the most productive working environment.
In 2018, workplace wellbeing has become a boardroom priority. We have seen companies like Sweaty Betty wearing employee wellbeing on its sleeve offering free workouts, team fitness events and sponsoring employees to learn new health and fitness skills. Emulating your company promise as part of your employee benefits package is a sure way to build brand advocate from within. It creates a culture where staff are proud of the company they work for and ultimately want to produce the best work for their clients.
Since joining in January of this year, Anna Hanisch has been the driving force behind initiatives such as The Global People Academy, bi-annual performance reviews, training workshops and most recently the TLC Wellness Week. Kicking off on Monday 24th September, staff from around the TLC globe will be participating in activities designed to improve their physical and mental health as well as providing useful tips on how to maintain a nutritional diet and how to optimise energy levels.
Here is what the UK team will be up to in the coming days.
Kicking off on Monday, staff at TLC will be encouraged to get the week off to a deliciously nutritious and healthy start with Build your own Breakfast.
Just before lunch, Modern Baker Co-Founder Leo Campbell, will be coming in to share his inventive nutritional recipes before treating staff with a few of his own masterpieces.
Now, for the most relaxing part of the week, Eleanor a massage therapist from Relax & Go will be available for 15 minute massage slots. Each massage has been designed to help staff achieve that feel good factor, easing away everyday stress and increasing wellbeing.
With enough nutritional information and inspiration from Modern Baker Leo Campbell, Wednesday is about putting that into practice with a charity bake sale in order to raise money for The Octavia Foundation. Double the endorphin hit.
The Octavia Foundation supports over 2,000 people each year who have been effected by ill health, social isolation, low income or unemployment in central and west London. They focus on a variety of projects, including Old People’s Programme, Young People’s Programme and Employment and Training Programme’s. TLC Marketing have been supporting the charity for a while and in the summer a few members of staff volunteered at their coffee mornings, being a friendly face and someone for the older residents to talk to. Here is what Faye Stammers had to say about her experience;
“I’ve just come back from volunteering this morning with the Octavia Foundation! I had the best time. Not only is it something different that I enjoyed doing, but you can really tell how much these people appreciate your time and having a chance to chat to someone new. We sat and chatted about everything from only fools and horses, the royal wedding and Cornwall (my home!). Hearing about all their amazing lives and stories has definitely sprinkled a bit of extra enthusiasm on my Friday afternoon!”
In the afternoon, Fliss and Rhiannon from Joe’s Tea’s will be putting a whole new spin on the 3pm tea time with their fabulous selection of herbal infusions as well as sharing stories of how the company was founded and grew from a 2012 start up to a multi award winning company with an impressive list of stockists.
Caroline Farrell is a qualified nutritionist with clinics in Hertfordshire and London. She is also a regular in the media having written for several magazines and appeared as a speaker of radio interviews. TLC have organised for Caroline to come in for a workshop focussed on how to optimise your energy levels, concentration and health through nutrition.
The afternoon will include a session with Alister Gray and Stuart Sanderman from Mindful Talent. Both are individuals who care very deeply about people and our planet and are on a personal mission to encourage positive change in our world through executive coaching, leading, mentoring, listening, guiding and supporting. The pair will be running a “Breath Means Business” workshop that opens and closes with a meditation session aiming to create a truly memorable experiences within the workplace and will contribute to improving; personal and professional relationships, communication skills, enhanced listening skills, increased creativity, more compassion and team unity.
The week finishes off with lunchtime Yoga with Louise from Loop Yoga. Loop Yoga is an accessible and welcoming organisation that stands for health, happiness and humanity. These three pillars encompass their approach to each class. They come with the belief that yoga can be for anyone, anywhere and their mission is to make this belief a reality for every class participant. The endorphins Yoga brings go far beyond just the mat and have been proven to have a positive impact into the daily life of regular Yogis.