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Churchill Group launches employee-centric wellbeing strategy

Churchill Group, one of the largest independently-owned soft service providers in the UK, has launched a comprehensive internal wellbeing programme titled ‘WellMe’. The programme will ensure 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. They 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 helps 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 hopes to stimulate, support and motivate its staff. It also hopes to help employees 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.

Lizzie Neave, group marketing and communications director at the Churchill Group, commented: “We are incredibly proud of our people here at Churchill. They are without a doubt our greatest asset, which is why we feel so strongly about supporting their needs. Our goal with WellMe is simply to help our employees be the best that they can be at all times – whether they are at work or at home.”

Andrew Broderick, group QHSE & sustainability director at the Churchill Group, added: “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 and the launch of WellMe is the exciting first step that we’re taking on this journey together.”