Professional services recruitment organisation Ambition saw 98% of its 34 employees participate in at least one activity during its annual wellbeing week.
The wellbeing week, which took place in May 2017, provided a range of employer-funded health and wellbeing themed activities for all employees to take part in, with a different activity scheduled for every day of the week.
Activities included a lunchtime meditation session to relieve stress, a chair yoga class to teach staff stretches they can perform at their desks in order to avoid back pain, as well as free neck, shoulder and back massages.
Sign up to our newsletters
Receive news and guidance on a range of HR issues direct to your inbox
Team sports also featured as part of the wellbeing week, including an after-work football match, and a rounders game at a local park.
In addition to the main timetable of activities, Ambition hosted a healthy breakfast bar for staff, gave out office plants for staff to communally care for in their teams, and gifted employees with a healthy cookbook.
A daily bulletin was also sent to staff every day of the week, offering advice and tips around maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The themes covered in the bulletins included mental health, lifestyle, good reads, sleep, and volunteering.
Nicky Acuna Ocana, managing director at Ambition UK, said: “Recruitment can be a stressful career so ensuring our staff have an enjoyable and healthy environment to work in is something we take extremely seriously. This is the third time we have hosted wellbeing week and we are delighted it went down so well. We made sure that everyone was able to get involved and take advantage of some of the activities on offer, regardless of their level of fitness and ability, and the feedback we have received from our staff has been fantastic.
“Although we host one wellbeing week per year, staying fit and active and working as a team is something that we strongly encourage throughout the year. We often get involved in charity events, fun runs and team football matches and have a daily fruit delivery to the office. All of these activities bring staff together for a common cause and provide a real morale boost and sense of unity which ultimately helps improve productivity and communication across the business.”