Engineering firm GRAHAM launches staff health and wellbeing initiative

  • The County Down based company wants to boost the health of its employees.

    Engineering firm GRAHAM, who operates from 23 regional offices throughout the UK and Ireland (inc. Hillsborough and Belfast), has launched a ‘100 Day Challenge’ for staff as part of the company’s health and wellbeing calendar.

    The challenge, which requires participants to be physically active for at least 10 minutes every day, is helping 250 employees from across the UK to focus on getting fit for summer.

    Discussing the ‘100 Day Challenge’ and explaining how it is part of a wider company commitment to supporting staff wellbeing, Michael Smyth, GRAHAM’s HR Director, said: “Good wellbeing is good business and our commitment to driving excellence in people management led to GRAHAM embarking on a new approach to employee wellbeing.

    “In response to staff feedback, GRAHAM started to implement a quarterly focus on a single wellbeing topic to support our people live a healthier life. In Quarter 1 of this year, we focused on ‘Eat well’ and nutrition, in Quarter 2 it’s ‘Get fit for summer’ and exercise, in Quarter 3 it will be ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ and fighting illness and then in Quarter 4, ‘Healthy minds’ and mental health.”

    Mr Smyth continued: “Each quarter we invite staff to take on board helpful practical advice and tips for success, which are posted on a dedicated GRAHAM wellbeing intranet site. We also organise engaging webinars, group-wide activities and competitions such as the 100 Day Challenge.”

    Through the current 100 Day Challenge, GRAHAM employees, working in teams of six, are being challenged to be physically active for at least 10 minutes every day. Colleagues track their activities using the Strava mobile app and website and earn one point for every ten minutes of activity, gaining up to a maximum of six points per day.

    Source: Written based on press release

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