Pierce work with YOLO Wellbeing

Published 22nd October 2020
Yolo Wellbeing

Staff are recognised as the core of Pierce business; which is why the company has a robust health and wellbeing policy in place. This is clearly reflected in the average length of service, which is currently 15 years, with 53% of their employees have over 10 years service, This is particularly impressive when 36% of employees only have between 0-4 years service.

We chose to work with YOLO Wellbeing, to deliver Healthy Home Working Consultations because the online service provided 1-2-1 information of home working set-ups; an understanding if they were impacting staff health and advice on healthy home working. HR Director, Lisa Kennery, believed that the online service would empower the employees to be better able to look after their own health.

Objectives - The Management Team at Pierce wanted to:

  1. Ensure that their employees were working from home safely, and not at risk of musculoskeletal injury.
  2. Understand if home working arrangements were affecting the health of their staff. 
  3. Meet their duty of care to their home working teams and demonstrate to their teams that they are invested in their health; and where necessary intervene to help employees who were struggling.
  4. Raise awareness amongst the team of their posture in relation to their health and provide the tools and knowledge to look after their own health.

How did YOLO Wellbeing meet the objectives?

YOLO Wellbeing shared a home working questionnaire to the staff at Pierce, to help us understand how employees were working and if it was impacting their health. Following the results of the survey we carried out a series of Consultations in groups of 6 to enable us to reviewed each employee’s work station; providing advice for improvement and reasonable adjustment.

Within the Consultations we identified a small number of employees whose home working set-up put them at a higher risk of musculoskeletal injury. We were able to highlight this to the client, recommending that they may need further intervention, or an early return to the office. This was raised privately as part of the evaluation report, to enable the company to respond confidentially with the individual members of the team.

As part of the delivery of the sessions we provided tips to work safely from home and manage their musculoskeletal and mental health.

The attendees then took part in a 12 minute stretch, mobilisation and breathing session, which targets all the freely moveable joints in the body.

After the sessions all the participants were invited to complete a review questionnaire; which was then used to provide feedback in the evaluation report.

Benefits to Staff:

We received feedback from 64% of respondents following the consultations; which was very positive:

Some of the attendee’s comments included:

‘Doing the movements highlighted how rigid my body has become! So I will certainly be moving/stretching more!!’

‘Helpful low impact stretches especially for the neck that is generally forgotten.’

‘Good session, using a towel to improve spine posture.’  

This benefits for Pierce:

Pierce Feedback for YOLO

“The YOLO Wellbeing Consultations have been a great success; going beyond just health and safety assessment. Our staff were not just reminded about good posture, it has motivated them to move more and improve their health whilst working from home. It’s also identified some areas where we can help our employees.”  Lisa Kennery, HR Director, Pierce Business Advisory & Accountants

If you would like to find out how YOLO Wellbeing can help improve the Health and wellbeing of your employees contact hello@yolowellbeing.co.uk, 01772 283139.

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