What Is Live Well at SL – SL Controls’ Workplace Wellbeing Programme?

At SL Controls, we want all our employees to live well as we care about their health. That’s why we have put in place a structured workplace wellbeing programme called Live Well at SL.

Live Well at SL is a central part of the culture at SL Controls as it aligns with our values such as promoting camaraderie and getting the right work/life balance. We are passionate about promoting workplace wellbeing, with active participation at all levels of the company.

Why Are Workplace Wellbeing Programmes Important?

Most of us try to live as healthily as possible. This is not easy if your employer’s only focus is on your performance and the performance of the business. After all, you shouldn’t have to pause living healthily for eight hours or so every day.

Forward-thinking and innovative employers across Ireland are recognising this fact in increasing numbers. After all, it is much easier to improve productivity and profitability when you have a happy and motivated workforce.

Wellbeing programmes can’t deliver this on their own, but they play an important role.

What Are the Benefits of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes?

There are several reasons why workplace wellbeing programmes are important. For you as an employee, you will develop a greater connection with the workplace when your employer is genuinely interested in your wellbeing. This enhances job satisfaction.

You can also improve your health and fitness levels by taking part in workplace wellbeing activities.

Workplace wellbeing programmes are also beneficial to businesses. These benefits include reduced staff turnover, lower sickness and absence rates, reduced risks, improved productivity, and overall improvements in standards. All this helps to enhance the level of service delivered to clients.

Live Well at SL

At SL Controls, we schedule our Live Well at SL programme on an annual basis by working with our Well-Being Champions to develop a calendar of events for the year ahead. We communicate the schedule of events in January.  Each month has a different topic with different activities and initiatives. This includes:

  • Monthly educational and awareness bulletins on topics such as Healthy Office Tips, Time Management and Keeping Fit.
  • Practical activities & challenges both in-house and external to get our employees active. An example of an internal activity is our Step Challenge. An example of an external activity is our Limerick team taking part in the company relay marathon challenge.
  • Practical support such as our EAP, providing useful equipment such as water bottles and mindfulness cubes, as well as providing information on local events
  • General encouragement. This comes from peers as a result of taking part in the various wellbeing activities as well directly from management.

Body and Mind

In addition to Live Well at SL, SL Controls also has a programme which focuses on creating an open culture surrounding mental health in the workplace. It is called Think Well at SL and is a crucial element to our overall employee wellbeing strategy.

As with Live Well at SL, Think Well at SL includes awareness programmes, distribution of information, practical help and support, and fun activities that all employees can get involved in.

Workplace Wellbeing and You

You spend a lot of time at work and with your work colleagues. It is just as important you live healthily during that time as any other, plus it is important that your employer cares about your wellbeing.

One of the ways we do this at SL Controls is by the Live Well at SL programme.

Emer Feeney

Emer is SL Controls' HR Generalist. She has extensive Human Resource experience within multinational companies across the engineering, IT and insurance sector. Emer provides HR support in a number of key activities including talent acquisition, employee relations, policy implementation, training and development, and delivery of human resource programmes. Emer is also the Wellbeing Champion for SL Controls' Sligo office.

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