South Wales employer Admiral, which employs about 1,000 at it’s Newport city centre branch, has been named a centre of Excellence in Wellbeing.
Having been named a Great Place to Work for 18 consecutive years by the Great Place to Work Institute, the workplace culture specialist has also recognised Admiral specifically for its approach to wellbeing for the second year.
Recognition as a centre for ‘Excellence in Wellbeing’ is dependent on employees completing the Great Place to Work Wellbeing Index survey designed to measure the levels of wellbeing in the workplace.
Comprising 17 statements of personal perceptions, the survey seeks employees’ experiences and views on six key dimensions that underpin wellbeing. These are work environment, financial security, mental and physical health, interpersonal relationships, work life balance and fulfilment at work.
The Great Place to Work Wellbeing Model encompasses all the physical, psychological, social and financial aspects of working life. Together, these can allow people to perform to their fullest potential, thriving inside and outside the workplace.
Head of People Services Rhian Langham said, “We pride ourselves on having a happy, supportive and productive workplace and looking after our employees’ wellbeing was our top priority during the challenges of 2020.
“I am very proud of our wellbeing and workplace support teams who have worked incredibly hard to equip our colleagues with various tools to help manage their health and wellbeing, and particularly for adapting our traditional wellbeing programme to suit a remote workforce facing the huge challenges that Covid-19 brought.
“From bespoke lockdown mental health courses and our employee assistance programme, to online mindfulness and choir sessions, we’ve really tried to put our employees’ wellbeing at the forefront.
“We’re all very proud to have this work recognised by Great Place to Work and we’ll continue to keep wellbeing at the forefront of our unique culture.”
Admiral was named the fourth best super large workplaces (1,000+ employees) in the UK in May 2020, based on feedback from its employees. The results of the 2021 competition will be announced in May.
Admiral employs 7,600 people in South Wales, including Newport, Cardiff and Swansea.