Employee wellbeing has never been more important than it is in 2020. But with the coronavirus pandemic forcing our teams to work from dispersed locations at home, it has also never been more challenging.
We are a business that is passionate about looking after the mental and physical health of our teams. In addition to a range of benefits we offer our staff, such as free PT and yoga classes, we run monthly wellbeing campaigns designed to promote activities that support a healthy mind and body. But whilst we are able to move our fitness classes online, how do you engage your staff to take part in an internal campaign during a pandemic? In the absence of face-to-face activities that we can do together, and with some of our team members having limited access to immediate outdoor space, it has been a challenge to design activities for our monthly campaigns when our lives are so restricted.
The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild has come at just the right time; with restrictions relaxed enough for us to be able to take part in outdoor recreation for longer periods, we wanted to encourage our staff to get outside, get moving and reconnect with nature. We are asking our employees to share their activities with us all - not only to give us ideas about what we can do through the month, but it also encourages a feeling that we are all taking part in the campaign together. And the wonderful photos that we are seeing as a result are inspiring us all to keep going.