EXCLUSIVE: Global data and analytics organisation Risk and Business Analytics (RBA), part of Relx Group, has launched a dedicated wellbeing hub for 800 employees based at its UK headquarters in Sutton.
The Living Well Hub, which was officially opened on Monday 14 January 2019, aims to help employees focus on their health and wellbeing and thrive at work. It contains a fitness studio for on-site classes, meditation rooms, therapy and treatment rooms, social and games areas, a reading room and a multi-faith room.
Jamie O’Sullivan, group managing director at RBA, said: “Our Living Well programme is so important to our business and this new hub is a great resource for everyone here.
“Our global programme already includes some great health-focused initiatives, such as fitness classes, table tennis tournaments, football and a swimming bus, and we also host a number of speakers and events during the year to help our staff with mental wellbeing, which includes mindfulness sessions, financial management talks and help with managing sleep and stress.
“Our employees have the right to a healthy and safe workplace and this launch shows our continuing commitment to promoting workplace wellbeing for our employees, keeping them physically and emotionally healthy.”
The Living Well Hub has been designed to encourage employees from across the business to connect and network in a social setting, to promote cohesiveness and collaboration. It also provides an area where staff can take time out to relax away from technology, for example by reading a book, playing on the football table or attending a fitness class.
The space is also an area where internal teams can meet, such as RBA’s Cares, Diversity and Inclusion team and its Green team.
The new hub forms part of RBI’s global health and wellbeing programme, Living Well. The programme, which is aligned to the organisation’s business and people strategy and its organisational culture, aims to support RBA’s 3,000 global employees, based across six continents, to thrive in their work and personal lives.
The hub will therefore be used to host Living Well initiatives, such as talks, workshops, wellbeing days, health kiosks, treatments, arts and crafts and fitness classes.
Mark Kelsey, chief executive officer, risk and business analytics at RBA, added: “RBA’s Living Well programme is truly embedded into every part of our business and we do it because our people are vital to our success. They are at the very heart of our business; [we] cannot run a successful [organisation] without high-performing people and for everyone to be their best we know it’s our responsibility to ensure they have the support they need.
“The best thing about our Living Well programme? It’s run entirely by our people, for our people. The commitment from staff as far afield as Singapore, London, Paris and Chicago has been extraordinary. And it’s growing. In the four years it’s been running, we’ve seen some amazing results and had a great deal of fun in the process. RBA Living Well brings us together as a business, is embedded into our culture and aligned to our business strategy. It keeps us strong and resilient and I firmly believe it contributes to our financial success.”