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In light of May being Mental Health Awareness Month we are featuring GlobeTax, a leader in the global financial community as well as a leader in employee wellness and corporate wellness.
Continue to read to learn more about Wellness Week for their employees in the NYC office.
Please explain Wellness Week at Globe Tax
GlobeTax’s Wellness Week was created to emphasize the importance of incorporating wellness into our busy lives. In dedicating this week to wellness education, support, and inspiration, our goal was to motivate GlobeTax employees to be their best possible selves both inside and outside of the office. We structured this week by focusing each day on a different component of wellness: physical exercise, nutrition, mindfulness/ meditation (thanks to hOM!), and basic mobility at your desk. We ended our week with a healthy and wholesome lunch catered at the office!
Why wellness in the workplace?
Research has shown that placing an emphasis on healthy living, preventative care and overall wellness can lead to positive results. Some of these may include healthier, happier employees, and in turn, improved productivity in the workplace. We already have an extensive medical and health benefit package for our employees, including a “Sweat Equity” program that reimburses us for a fitness program of our choice. Though this is the case, we felt that bringing in external partners to speak on other components of wellness would give us exposure to the many ways wellness can be incorporated into our everyday lives.
Any employee feedback on these initiatives?
This was our first Wellness Week, and we got a ton of positive feedback and appreciation on the idea of a company sponsored wellness initiative. Many employees were excited by the opportunity to experience something new, whether that was meditating for the first time or learning about plant-based nutrition. Others were grateful to take away tips and exercises like CARs that they can do right at their desk!
How was the experience with hOM's Mindfulness/Meditation?
hOM offers meditation and yoga classes both at lunch hours and after work hours in our building for free. We had a few employees that attend the classes (and now a couple more!), so we knew they would be easy to approach. In planning Wellness Week, hOM was great and easy to work with. They were able to tailor a lunchtime mindfulness/meditation class here at our own space, that was appropriate for all levels. Participant feedback was nothing but positive and it was clear that everyone walked away from the class learning something [and feeling Zen!]
Are you also on the cutting edge of employee wellness?
We'd love to partner with you and lead Meditation Lunch & Learns!