Clearbox takes flexible working to next level Northern Ireland PR agency makes £50k investment in employee mental health – including in-house yoga studio and individual counselling packages.
- Investment includes weekly yoga practices, a package of individual counselling sessions, a dedicated Spirit Ambassador and a choice of lifestyle packages
- ‘Smells Like Team Spirit’ strategy forms part of the company’s ethos – ‘Happy People Create Great Work’
- Other health-promoting behaviours such as ergonomically designed workspaces filled with natural light, an outdoor workspace, healthy snacks and filtered water, work from anywhere days and inspiration days
Northern Ireland PR, Social and Creative agency, Clearbox, has become the first agency in the world to create a dedicated in-house yoga studio following a £50k investment in employee wellness in 2019.
The self-funded investment includes a number of programmes and practices designed to empower employees by providing access to self-care programmes, aimed at improving physical and mental wellbeing. As well as a drive towards physical wellbeing, the investment includes a custom partnership with a BACP approved therapist to offer a programme of counselling and life management sessions.
The newly created yoga studio, which boasts full length landscape wall art created by local artist, Stephen Whalley, doubles as a meditation room and provides a quiet space where the team can practice meditation or take some time away, as and when required.
Clearbox has also appointed a Spirit Ambassador, responsible for overseeing the implementation of ‘Team Spirit’ across the agency with fun events, weekly team meetings and ensuring the staff are rewarded with regular treats and surprises.
The company’s unique ‘Smells Like Team Spirit’ strategy is based upon three key pillars; Create It, Develop It and Support It, where employee benefits focus on creating a great working environment, a custom development and mentoring scheme for each team member and a wellbeing initiative designed to promote a healthy work life balance.
Anna Morris, Head of Excellence, said:
“We believe happy people create great work and we’ve spent years perfecting our custom ‘Smells Like Team Spirit’ strategy which is geared towards making sure Clearbox is the best possible place to work for diverse, curious, creative and passionate people. People worldwide are taking steps to change the way they live, work and think so it’s important for us to create an environment that supports our team’s health and wellbeing – both in and outside of the office.
“We’re proud that Clearbox is leading the way by becoming the world’s first PR agency to open a dedicated in-house yoga studio. We’re lucky to be working with incredible clients, and in order to deliver the highest possible standard of work, it’s imperative that we invest and support our team in any way we can, which is why we invested a considerable percentage of our profits back into our company and our team.”
Clearbox is a creative communications agency with offices in Belfast and Yorkshire. The company specialises in PR, social and experiential activities for brands such as Amazon, Sony Mobile, Universal Pictures, Morelli’s Ice Cream and Bushmills Irish Whiskey. To find out more, visit the Clearbox website here.