AXON Communications is pleased to announce today that it has been recognised for Excellence in Wellbeing by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year. The Excellence in Wellbeing recognition is based on employee responses to questions related to six dimensions that drive a culture of employee wellbeing: work environment, mental and physical health, financial security, interpersonal relationships, work-life balance and fulfillment at work.
“Wellbeing is a core focus at AXON, and we continue to grow and adapt our specific wellbeing programme based on our team’s needs and input,” said Elisabeth Mozel-Jury, Director and lead of AXON’s Wellbeing programme. “We are extremely proud to be recognised for Excellence in Wellbeing for many reasons, but most importantly because it is based on the direct input and perceptions of our staff. This award represents a tangible measure of how our efforts are tracking against what staff are looking for, and affirms that our initiatives and benefits are positively contributing to the wellbeing of employees.”
AXON has a history of supporting employees with wellbeing – both in the office and beyond – by offering benefits alongside training, education and awareness initiatives. These include flexible working hours and locations, paid sabbaticals after 5 years of service and a wellness subsidy of £150 after 1 year of service to support mental and physical wellbeing, as well as a dedicated ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ initiative.
By listening to staff and building on its existing strong culture of wellbeing, the agency has used this initiative to address wellness challenges specifically raised by employees, including managing money, an 8-week mindfulness course and how to deal with political stress in uncertain times, among many others. In 2020, AXON’s Wellbeing program will cover topics supporting each of these six dimensions within the Great Place to Work® Wellbeing Model, helping to ensure a holistic approach to employee wellbeing.
The Excellence in Wellbeing Award™ is the latest in a series of awards AXON has received from Great Place to Work®, having previously been recognised as one of the Best Workplaces™ in the UK and Best Workplaces™ for Women.
AXON and Wellbeing
At AXON, a healthcare communications company, mental health is a cause close to the agency’s heart. In 2018, AXON launched a formal Wellbeing programme with a goal ‘to support employees in positively managing their own wellbeing and helping them understand how they can positively influence the wellbeing of others.’ Taking this commitment further, in 2019 AXON signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, which includes a robust Employer Action Plan that will be executed to enhance the agency’s extensive health and wellbeing benefits and programs already in place.
Alongside this, AXON invested in the development of several employees to gain accreditation from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England as MHFA Champions, who are empowered to support colleagues’ positive wellbeing and to signpost employees and managers towards further specialized support.