In times of great uncertainty, our mental health is often the first thing to suffer. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we learn to recognise the signs that might appear when our colleagues are struggling and take steps to prevent this where possible. We sat down with our Head of Talent, Careers and Development, Vicky Waters, to talk about looking after your mental health when you’re working from home.
Young people on the Dallaglio RugbyWorks programme in the West Midlands were given a unique opportunity to support Hogarths Hotel Group in Solihull, as part of a Career Taster Day held during National Careers Week, through a collaboration with BNP Paribas Personal Finance.
As a large company based just outside the UK’s second city, environmental sustainability is a top priority for us. Because many of our staff choose to drive to work, we encourage them to share their journeys and we sat down with two of our car-sharers, Dilwar and Kam, to chat about their experience car sharing, and why they think more people should do the same.
Last week saw the launch of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) 2020, the flagship awards ceremony which celebrates the achievements of inspiring young people working in the city’s professional services sector. We’re proud to be sponsoring the awards again for their landmark 20th year, as part of our commitment to supporting the progression and skills development of local young talent.
With the festive season firmly behind us, talk of the ‘January blues’ has begun again. Blue Monday, typically the third Monday of the month, is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. While January often leaves most of us feeling temporarily unhappier, we believe that wellbeing and mental health are always important, regardless of the time of year.
Through our link with Arval, we’ve been able to work with their partners to identify opportunities for Dallaglio RugbyWorks sessions. Last week we went along to a Career Taster Day hosted by two of Arval’s partners, with Peter Wood, key account manager at Michelin, and Heidi Slee, HR advisor at ATS Euromaster, at Michelin’s purpose-built training centre in Stoke.