Youth and student travel business Intravelr has launched an in-house happiness committee as part of its Christmas celebrations this year.
Formed by employees from across the business, the committee is responsible for running initiatives, creating a fun and inspiring environment, and organising events that help the workforce to be more motivated and productive, while also supporting their mental health and wellbeing going into 2023.
Various social events, as well as educational talks and fitness activities have been planned, such as Christmas decorations and Secret Santa in December, as well as some team walks to wrap up what the committee stated has been a challenging yet successful year.
The business has also introduced ‘Smoothie Thursday’, for 5 January to welcome employees back from the holiday, giving them access to juices and smoothies in the office.
January’s calendar will also include educational evenings, where employees can learn more about Lunar New Year celebrations on 22 January and Burns Nights on 25 January.
The committee has committed to sending out internal weekly surveys, in order to check in on employees’ moods and wellbeing.
According to the business, which has offices in a jungle-themed converted warehouse, decorated with a six-metre palm tree, nightlife decor and disco balls, its aim is to give its employees a never-ending holiday feeling in order to boost their creativity and constantly inspire them.
Nick Steiert, co-founder of Intravelr, said: “Empowered employees are at the core of every successful business: this is why we’ve decided to launch our in-house happiness committee this Christmas, which will be in charge of supporting employees’ mental health and wellbeing across 2023.”