Mirka UK launches employee ‘wellbeing’ programme

Milton Keynes-based Mirka UK is introducing an employee assistance programme, which aims to improve stability and staff retention rates by improving the health and wellbeing of those that work there.

Craig Daycock

In keeping with current workplace trends, several ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ have been recruited from across the business to be fully trained in supporting staff through crises.

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The programme incorporates regular staff surveys, team WhatsApp groups, and the creation of a business card which includes the contact details of the Mental Health First Aiders and other mental health charities and organisations.  In addition, there is a series of support packages covering many areas including counselling, stress and emotional management, independent financial advice, budget planning, hints and tips on saving, and planning for retirement. 

Craig Daycock, managing director at Mirka UK said, “Employee support should be at the heart of a healthy, stable and sustainable business.  The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated to the Mirka leadership team that a robust Employee Assistance Programme that embraces stress and emotional management will deliver strong employee retention and excellent working practices.  Our Mental Health First Aiders were selected based on emotional intelligence assessments.  The representatives from across the business all demonstrate and reflect the qualities required to listen, signpost and support staff to ensure a culture of wellbeing.  I’m so proud of the programme we have developed and am confident it will ensure the long-term health of the organisation to benefit not only our employees, but also our customers and business partners.”

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