We have introduced wellbeing campaigns, ‘be active’, ‘be healthy’, ‘be mindful’ and ‘be inspired’ to help our employees be happier, healthier and more engaged at work. MWH, now part of Stantec, provide employees with opportunities to develop new skills, take on new responsibilities and pursue new interests. This enhances our employees’ mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence and helps build employee connections beyond their immediate workgroups.
Our wellbeing approach aims to reduce the amount and levels of stress in the business. All members of our management team are specially trained to identify signs of stress and are dedicated in helping our employees deal with any challenges they face, in and out of the workplace. MWH recognises that employees have responsibilities outside of work. We promote the concept of flexible working to ensure that every employee has a suitable work/life balance.
Time to Change
MWH have signed the Time to Change Pledge as an ongoing commitment to addressing the stigma associated with mental health. The reason we decided to do this is that 1 in 4 of the UK population will suffer from a mental health problem and many hide their problems from their employer. We want to ensure that MWH is an open, accepting environment free from stigma and discrimination associated with mental health. We reassure our people to come and speak to us if they are suffering from short or longer term issues so we can help them in the best way possible.
Road Safety Week
MWH strives to create safer and healthier working environments for our employees wherever possible, including while driving on company business. We support Road Safety Week across our UK offices. The campaign, co-ordinated by Brake the road safety charity, and supported by the Department of Transport, is the UK’s biggest road safety event, involving thousands of schools, organisations and community groups.
We encourage our employees to sign the Make the Brake Pledge and show their commitment by driving less, and, if they do drive, to do everything they can to protect themselves and the people around them. During Road Safety Week, campaign zones are created in each office packed full of resources courtesy of Brake and employees take part in ‘Bake for Break’ fundraising events.
At MWH, we actively promote healthy behaviours. All employees are given the opportunity to attend annual health assessments and we encourage them to walk or cycle to work, exercise at lunchtime instead of sitting at desks and supply healthy recipes and tips to optimise energy levels.
Our employees have told us that we are making a difference. In the 2015 employee engagement survey they said “MWH really cares about its employees Wellbeing”, “health matters are high on agenda”. This endorsement from our employees is inspiring and validates the great work we do to ensure that all our employees feel valued and proud to work for MWH.
At MWH, we treat each of our employees as individuals and care about their wellbeing and safety. We pride ourselves on creating a happy and engaging work environment that encourages open and honest dialogue and promotes a healthier lifestyle, both physical and psychological. We have created BOB, the Big Orange Button, as a method for our employees to engage and share their thoughts, concerns and improvement suggestions regarding health, safety and wellbeing issues.