Virtual wellbeing week
As the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services, RWS appreciates the need to look after its 7,000+ workforce, based across five continents. Towards the end of 2020, we delivered a virtual wellbeing week to its employees, many of whom were working from home because of the pandemic. Across five days we delivered online yoga classes, webinars on Boosting Physical Health While WFH, and our nutrition-focused Making Smart Food Choices session.
The quality of content and our engaging approach meant we were asked to run another such initiative in March 2021. On this occasion sessions included: Stress Awareness, An Introduction to Mindfulness, How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep, Zoom Zumba, and more yoga sessions. We must be doing something right because in June 2021, we delivered another virtual wellbeing week for employees, this time as part of its wider World Wellbeing Week push. We delivered: Creating Healthy Digital Habits, Sustainability and Wellbeing, Wellbeing for Working Parents, and more Zoom Zumba!
Over the three weeks we have run so far for RWS, over 1,000 employees have attended sessions – some of which were adapted to suit local market sensitivities – with many contacting us to pass on thanks and appreciation. In addition, the company has run its own internal surveys about the sessions, with feedback overwhelmingly positive.