ISO Quality Services Ltd have won the Southco Special Award for dedication to their workforce’s wellbeing for the second time.
As holders of the Level 2 Worcestershire Works Well (WWW) Accreditation, ISO QSL have been leading the way for Worcestershire-based businesses looking to put the health and wellbeing of their staff at the forefront of their business activities.
ISO QSL have shown continued dedication to their employees’ health and wellbeing since they won their first Special Award for their work with a mental health nurse within the company. As they continue to support employees, ISO QSL have won their second Southco Special Award for their “Wellbeing Promises” to their team.
The company have implemented Wellbeing Champions, which are reviewed annually to allow all members of the team to get involved in the initiative. Staff members at ISO are able to put themselves forward to be a Wellbeing Champion and are then chosen at random to fulfil the voluntary role. The team of Champions meet regularly to discuss their plans for the upcoming year.
Staff input is extremely important to ISO QSL, and they have recently communicated with the wider team to ask where they would like to see efforts focused. These communications help to encourage new starters with the company to feel welcome and included in these initiatives. Efforts are made to ensure the wellbeing activities are accessible to all, and, significantly, relevant to everyone.
Debbie Farr, HR and Facilities Director at ISO Quality Services Ltd, commented: “We want to listen to what people really want and not just use our wellbeing initiatives as a ‘tick-box’ exercise. Our staff here have come to expect that we have their health and wellbeing at the heart of what we do, and that we will offer things that are beneficial, useful and of some value.
“This is mirrored in how we encourage our services to our clients. It needs to become part of what you do, not just something you look at once and put away. That’s how we approach Worcestershire Works Well.”
Some of the activities that ISO have organised as part of their WWW accreditation include days out to play darts and enjoy food from local restaurants, walking challenges, a popular book club and a fun-filled day out to Blackwell Adventure.
ISO Quality Services Ltd is an independent organisation that specialises in the implementation, certification and continued management of ISO and BS EN Management Standards. They also offer ISO / BS consultancy and training Services, helping clients to maximise the benefits that ISO certification brings to their business.
Worcestershire Works Well is open to all public, private and third sector organisations located in Worcestershire that have a minimum of 5 employees. The scheme has been operating for over 10 years and there are more than 100 active businesses across the county. Participation in the Worcestershire Works Well scheme is free.