Wolfestone recently featured in Women's Walking Magazine, talking about the benefits of a healthy workforce.
Wolfestone recently featured in Women's Walking Magazine, talking about the benefits of a healthy workforce. Here's what Anna Bastek and Emma Hughes from Wolfestone had to say: Businesses up and down the country are starting to wake up to the fact that a healthy workforce is a happy workforce, says Anna Bastek, director and co-founder of Wolfestone, a translation company based in Wales. ‘We feel it’s our responsibility to engage and encourage our staff to get active,’ she says. ‘Our sales team is signed up to do the Macmillan walk later this year, and we regularly sponsor people to do walks and runs, funding the printing of t-shirts and entry fees which enables them to raise money for charity.’ The company, which has two offices on the same road, encourages staff to go and talk face to face to their colleagues rather than email or phone them. It also runs an annual Earth Day, where staff are encouraged not to use their cars and either walk, cycle or take the bus or train to work. ‘We have shower facilities installed at our offices to encourage more people to walk or cycle,’ Bastek adds. ‘It helps knowing that they can freshen up when they get to the office.’ If the company you work for does not offer much in the way of support or encouragement, it might be worth speaking with them, Emma Hughes, HR manager at Wolfestone, advises. ‘It’s always worth having a chat to find out how they can support you, they may be able to alter your working hours slightly or allow you to set up a walking group.’
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