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Our people – our impact

25 January 2018

The health and wellbeing of our people has always been incredibly important to us. It is great for staff and it is good for business. We have created a comprehensive wellbeing programme over the past two years and produced some impressive results:

  • Sessions with nutritionists and mindfulness experts.
  • Regular lunchtime running and walking clubs.
  • Exercise classes during office hours.
  • Cycling and walking: we reward people who cycle or walk to work with extra holiday and pay mileage for business cycling and walking, and as a result, 30% of staff cycle to work.
  • Free breakfast and fruit every day: 100% of staff who’d used this said that it had improved their health, and the number of employees eating a healthy diet rose by 25% from 2015/16 to 2016/17.
  • Meditation: trialling Virtual Reality technology for meditation in the office.
  • Staff volunteering: 100% of staff participated in team volunteering, with 39% taking part in extra volunteering independently.
  • Personal development: on average, each employee had 39 hours of training, up from 26.6 hours in 2014/15, exceeding our target of 30 hours.
  • Flexible working: 100% of staff took advantage of flexible working (e.g. core hours, remote working) with the number of formal flexible working requests approved (e.g. part-time, compressed hours) increasing from two to five employees in 2016/17.
  • Our average sick days per employee has fallen from 3 in 2015/16 to 2.2 in 2016/17.

Our health related presenteeism and absenteeism is 15% lower than our sector average