The Worcestershire Works Well initiative is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of employees, something ISO Quality Services are passionate about.
After achieving level one in May, the team were keen to progress to level two, showing their commitment to their ethos of “looking after their people so they can continue to provide exceptional support to their clients”.
Since starting its journey, the Worcester-based firm has introduced regular visits from a mental health nurse, a flexible working policy, healthy team lunches and mental health first-aider training. They continue to offer advice and support to the team on a variety of topics such as healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing, physical activity and health and safety. This has included activities such as Chair Yoga and smoothie making, as part of its 'Charity Pyjama and Smoothie Day'.
The Worcestershire Works Well panel found that “health and wellbeing was strongly embedded within the workplace” and they were “impressed with the positive culture throughout the organisation”, the “fantastic response based on the needs of employees” and the “huge range of innovative initiatives”.
The panel were also “impressed with the approach to mental health including the support of the mental health nurse, employee engagement and reward, and team cohesion”.
ISO Quality Services is looking forward to continuing its work with the team, helping them to make healthier lifestyle choices and achieve a better work/life balance.
The Worcestershire Works Well initiative aims to improve employee health and wellbeing across Worcestershire. It is delivered as a partnership between the private, public and voluntary sector. It is open to all public, private and third sector organisations of any size that are located in the county and participation is free.
Photo (l-r): Debbit Farr and Aleks Tsvetanova, ISO QSL