Workplace wellbeing doesn’t just have to be concentrated around the time someone is in work. Providing opportunities for people to be an active part of their community outside work can help boost morale too.
Contributing to the community – Toyota and Jog Derbyshire
Toyota Manufacturing UK has a charitable trust which contributes to a variety of local community causes. Employees can apply for money to support out of work volunteer work within their community.
Hazel Clint has worked for Toyota for 23 years. She leads Jog Derbyshire group Melbourne Joggers. They applied for money from the trust to buy new kit for the group to give them an identity and improve safety.
She said: “I’m really proud to work for Toyota. It puts its money where its mouths is and leads continuous improvement in the community by supporting employees in their volunteering work.
“The money our group received has allowed us to buy t-shirts so we now have a group identity. It was amazing to be able to give them out. Not everyone would have been able to afford to buy them so they were really chuffed to get one.
“We’ve also bought head torches and light up arm bands to improve safety in the group. Although we stick to pavements in the winter we’ve had a couple of people fall in the past which can knock your confidence.”