Preston law firm offers free health checks to boost staff wellbeing
Harrison Drury has teamed up with Healthy Performance to carry out the checks which also review lifestyle factors to help staff understand any health risks and ways they can boost their overall health.
The onsite assessments – which include checks on blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and hydration levels – are the latest initiative brought in by the firm to promote a culture of health and wellbeing
It has also recently engaged the services of Advocacy Focus to provide a two-day mental health first aid training course, enabling the firm to create a team of trained mental health first aiders to help champion an open and supportive culture around mental health within the company.
Other initiatives to support employees include an employee assistance programme and health cash plans that enable staff to get money back on a wide range of every day healthcare costs, such as dental work, optometry, and a wide range of complementary therapies.
April-Jayne Barnes, HR manager, said: “Promoting employee health and wellbeing has long been a commitment of the firm and we’re always looking for new ways to support the overall health and happiness of our people.
“Our latest partnership with Healthy Performance is helping our colleagues to understand their current health risks through confidential pre-screening lifestyle questionnaires and health checks. We’ve had some great feedback from colleagues on the health checks.”
Staff member Bethany Potts said: “I’m grateful to work for a company that offers such great benefits to staff. It was great to be able to have a health check while at work and receive tips on how to improve my health, which were tailored to my lifestyle.”
Laura Dover, operations director at Harrison Drury, said: “We recently created a dedicated People, Health and Wellbeing committee to look for ways to improve the working lives of team members.