So far this year, four Barnsley organisations have achieved the South Yorkshire Be Well @ Work awards. Showcasing their commitment to supporting employee health and wellbeing.
Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Member for Core Services, said: “It is fantastic to hear how the award winners are leading the way. Creating healthier, happier, and more fulfilled workplaces.”
“Be Well @ Work plays a key role in helping organisations to develop their support. I’d encourage all organisations to find out more. Join the supportive network that prioritises the wellbeing of their most valuable assets – their employees.”
Find more information on our Be Well @ Work page.
Rising from bronze to silver, Barnsley Norse focused on empowering their mobile workforce. Their commitment to effective communication and engagement has led to enhanced flexibility. Giving employees more work-life balance and ample training opportunities.
Jo Taylor, Operations Director at Barnsley Norse, said: “Good communication and engagement with our teams out in the borough is vital. The Be Well @ Work program has helped us identify areas for improvement, making a real difference.”
Horizon Community College
Horizon Community College becomes the first secondary school in Barnsley to earn the silver award. By engaging with the Be Well @ Work initiative, the college has better understood the needs of its teams.
Horizon Community College, said: “We strive to support wellbeing and actively listen to how we can improve. Our surveys help identify areas for enhancement that truly benefit our teams. We're so pleased with the positive feedback on our training, development, and employee recognition.”
With the gold award in hand, Berneslai Homes has introduced innovative approaches. Including support from Be Well @ Work to develop their wellbeing champions and put in place new initiatives.
Amanda Garrard, Chief Executive at Berneslai Homes, said: “It is key that we create the right environment for a happy and healthy workforce. Our Wellbeing Champions provide valuable support to colleagues. They organise events and signpost them to a range of local services and initiatives.”
Joining the gold award club, Barnsley Council takes pride in providing exceptional resources and support to its staff.
Barnsley Council, added: “We strive to be a modern, inclusive, efficient, productive, and high-performing council. So supporting our employees to thrive at work is essential. We're particularly proud of the recognition we received for our work on menopause support.”