Spencer Clarke Group launches workplace wellness drive

Spencer Clarke GroupRecruitment agency Spencer Clarke Group has announced a range of initiatives to improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of its 20 employees.

The Wellness in the Workplace policy includes a monthly £50 wellness benefit, which can be put towards healthy perks such as gym memberships, private dental care, massages, physiotherapy or spa days.

The employer has also introduced recharge days – four additional paid holidays each year on top of existing leave – so staff can take some time for themselves without worrying about the financial impact.

Spencer Clarke Group’s drive also includes healthy breakfast clubs, wellness teas, fruit and a water bottle.

The recruitment business said it had introduced these initiatives for workers as good health within a workforce had been proven to be good for business, leading to increased motivation and productivity as well as reduced absences.

Managing director Mike Shorrock (pictured) said that he believes good management and supporting the wellbeing of the team go hand in hand, as happy and fulfilled employees work harder and are more productive.

“We are very aware that daily life can be extremely busy so [the recharge days] are designed for our team to do the things which they want to do, whether that’s going for a coffee with a friend or even having a child-free day,” he said.

Director Michael Spencer added that after listening to staff, it was apparent that every individual derives wellness from different sources.

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“We didn’t want to go down a route where we were offering just one option to our whole team so we let them choose how to spend their benefit,” he said.

“Providing everyone in the team with their own water bottle was a conscious decision for two reasons; firstly, to promote hydration through drinking more water, but secondly to discourage the use of single-use plastic.”