Health and Wellbeing Works at Allstate Northern Ireland
Allstate Northern Ireland provides high quality software development services and business solutions in support of The Allstate Corporation’s global operations. Allstate NI is one of the biggest employers in Northern Ireland, employing more than 2,300 staff across three sites in Belfast, L’Derry and Strabane.
One of the main foundations of Allstate NI’s success has been its unique blend of competitive foresight and organisational culture. Allstate NI recognises the correlation between happy and healthy employees, satisfied customers and business results and has taken a systematic and innovative approach to the health and wellbeing of its people.
As part of Allstate NI’s overall health and wellbeing strategy, the company also held a month-long celebration throughout September 2015. This first of its kind initiative was designed to help employees get fit, get happy and get healthy all on company time!
Week one focused on health awareness with Cancer Fund for Children, Marie Curie, Learning Breakthrough, Prostate Cancer and Chest, Heart and Stroke all giving talks to employees on how to look after their health and spot the warning signs.
Week two gave employees an insight into their physical health with alcohol and diabetes awareness sessions, reflexology classes, back care and orthotic clinics and lunch time activities run by the company’s sports and social committee.
Week three was all about life health with wills, pension and mortgage advice from local solicitors and banks, as well as visits from Parenting NI, Employers for Childcare and Fleet Financial.
The event was concluded with a week full of awareness talks by their very own suicide and mental health awareness campaign, ANIbody. Action Mental Health, Addiction NI and Cruse bereavement Care also came in to talk about subjects of a more sensitive nature.
The company’s staff restaurant, managed by Sodexo, also participated with various food demonstrations and tastings, as well as supplying healthy food options for breakfast and lunch.
The event was a great success and helped further support Allstate’s efforts as a great place to work!