Workplace Wellbeing Challenge set to launch this summer across the West Midlands
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:37
A new health initiative targeting businesses in Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and the Black Country is set to launch this summer. The 'Workplace Wellbeing Challenge' is a fun and inclusive opportunity for companies across the region to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees.
Research indicates an average of 5.31 sick days are taken per person per year costing businesses in excess of £14.9 billion. With the concept of employee wellbeing becoming more relevant than ever for both small and large businesses, 'The Workplace Wellbeing Challenge' is a unique and engaging opportunity for businesses to showcase their commitment to employee wellbeing.
Kaido's digital behaviour change programme focuses on improving an employee's physical, mental and social wellbeing. The Challenge is running in partnership with local charity, Sport Birmingham, and starts at the end of May for a period of 6 weeks, culminating in a 'Wellbeing Champion' event to celebrate the achievements of employees and support employers in creating a future wellbeing strategy at their business.
Individually, or as part of self-selected teams, employees earn Kaido Points for positive improvements they make in their physical activity, nutrition, sleep and mental health. These points fuel their progress along a virtual journey, unlocking milestones and rewards. As the challenge progresses they are signposted to relevant health and wellbeing resources and activities to support them in building long term and sustainable healthy habits.
Every Business receives a post challenge engagement report, and are invited to a half day Wellbeing Champion seminar where they will receive their 'Investors in Wellbeing' certification and challenge trophies.
Mike Chamberlain, Chief Executive of Sport Birmingham said 'The Kaido Workplace Wellbeing programme offers a comprehensive and fun solution to discover and maintain healthy practices both within and outside of the workplace. It complements our objectives as a charity to raise awareness of the local activities and resources available to achieve a healthier lifestyle and we also see the Kaido platform being a key tool in helping us to deliver against our 'Thrive at Work' commitments.'
Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Trustees at Sport Birmingham, commented: 'It is no coincidence that businesses who encourage healthy practices are able to maintain happy workforces and achieve great results, so I'm delighted that Sport Birmingham are driving this important initiative. The Workplace Wellbeing Challenge is both a fun and rewarding way for businesses across the region to demonstrate their commitment to employee wellbeing and I would encourage businesses of all sizes to register their interest in this brilliant programme."
Rich Westman, Chief Executive of Kaido said 'We are passionate about making workplace wellbeing as accessible and relevant to small businesses as it is to large corporations. Bringing our Workplace Wellbeing Challenge to the West Midlands and partnering with Sport Birmingham to deliver it, is a perfect opportunity for us to support employers in developing their workplace wellbeing strategy.'