The wellbeing of our colleagues is very important to us at Hastings. We want to make sure our colleagues have the right advice, education and support available so they are healthier, happier and stronger inside and outside of the workplace. Our Wellbeing champions help support the programme and ensure colleagues are kept up to date with the latest events and initiatives.
Meet Harpal, a Wellbeing champion based in our Leicester office. Here she tells us more about the wellbeing programme at Hastings and how it supports our colleagues.
Why did you become a Wellbeing champion?
I went along to a presentation to hear what the Wellbeing programme was about and it resonated with me. Leaders have a duty of care for their teams, as well as increasing awareness on the importance of maintaining good mental and physical health. After all, a happy workforce is a productive workforce.
What are your Wellbeing highlights so far?
I enjoyed attending the LAMP Gala event in November 2019 where Hastings was recognised for supporting the charity’s Acts of Kindness in the Workplace campaign.
My personal satisfaction comes from witnessing change in our colleagues when they find that we really do care. It’s great to see how much happier they are coming into work.
Do you think Hastings’ Wellbeing programme is making a difference?
Yes. Being at the grass roots of the business, I’m in a position where I can offer support and signpost professional organisations to our colleagues who might be experiencing challenges. As a result, I’ve witnessed the same Customer Representatives return to work feeling happier and more able to deal with their on-going challenges.
What are you looking forward to in the next 12 months?
To continue with all the good work that’s happened so far in supporting our colleagues. Holding more events to create awareness, such as diabetes, cholesterol, and personal health checks, as well as sleeping and stop smoking clinics.
What are your wellness tips?
Walk at least 30 minutes each day for some fresh air and exercise. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep, and my ‘go to’ is peppermint tea, with a teaspoon of Manuka honey.
To find out more about what we offer our colleagues, click here.