London, United Kingdom – February 26, 2020 – 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.
About AVENIR GLOBAL
AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company with an active operations mindset and a hands-on approach to all its investments. A global powerhouse of specialist communications firms, AVENIR GLOBAL has 1,000 staff and offices in 24 locations across Canada, the US, Europe and the Middle East, and ranks among the top 15 largest communication firms in the world.
In Canada, AVENIR GLOBAL owns NATIONAL Public Relations, the country’s leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, which includes NATIONAL Capital Markets, the industry’s foremost investor relations and financial services practice. In the US, AVENIR GLOBAL owns SHIFT Communications, a data-driven integrated communications agency; and the public relations and communication company Padilla, which includes the brand consultancy Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors.
In Europe, AVENIR GLOBAL owns the London-based strategic communications consultancy Madano; and Hanover, one of the EMEA’s leading strategic communications and public affairs consultancies, with offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Hanover Group also includes creative communications agency The Playbook, and the brand and culture consultancy Multiple. The AVENIR GLOBAL network also includes healthcare specialists AXON Communications, with offices in Toronto, the US, the UK and Europe, and healthcare creative agency Cherry, based in London.
AVENIR GLOBAL is owned by RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high-performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from over 7,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance. We run the Best Workplaces™ awards to enable the organisations we work with celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.
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