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Should employers promote wellness in their employees?

Should employers promote wellness in their employees?

Published at 8:33am 26th March 2019. (Updated at 8:38am 26th March 2019)

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One Harrogate company are placing an emphasis on the mental and physical wellness of their employees in order to create a happy and healthy workforce.

  • CNG energy supplier in Harrogate are providing their employees with a number of perks and activities to improve their physical and mental wellness
  • The company has introduced yoga classes and masseuses during work time, and are planning to roll out a company-wide Mindfulness Programme
  • They also use Perkbox to give workers discounts and money off days out with their families

CNG are promoting physical and mental wellness in their employees through a number of perks to provide a happy and healthy workplace.

The Harrogate energy supplier offer their team a cash-back scheme on essentials such as glasses or dental care, as well as regular yoga classes and masseuses.

CNG have also adopted Perk-box, an online perk provider that rewards employees with online workouts, nutrition tips and days out, and are planning a company-wide Mindfulness Programme to reduce anxiety and stress in employees.

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CNG on Victoria Avenue in Harrogate are leading the way with their employee perks to promote wellbeing

The company are leading the way when it comes to wellness in their employees and believe the happiness of their workforce is key to providing quality service to their customers. 

Abi Aldred, HR advisor at CNG, expressed the importance of employee wellness at the company: 

"We want the absolute best for our people when they're in the office and outside it with their family. We think of wellness as a huge piece of what we want to give someone when they work with us at CNG.

"The last thing we want is for people to think their life pauses when they go to work, then as soon as they walk out the door can press play on their life again.

"We don't want anyone to feel that feeling of dread when they walk through the doors and relief when they walk out."

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CNG have introduced yoga classes, masseuses and a number of cash-back initiatives for their workforce

Who are CNG?

CNG, or Contract Natural Gas, are an energy supplier based in Harrogate who supply gas for commercial businesses.

The company has a large portfolio of varied customers, with clients ranging from restaurant chains to small boutiques.

Working from their office on Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, CNG started in 1994 and are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. 

Ben Groom from Stray FM's Health & Wellbeing Show spoke to Abi at CNG to find out more about how the company looks out for the wellness of their employees:

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