At Hyve, we’re always looking for meaningful ways to support our colleagues physical and mental wellbeing and we are committed to making Hyve a great place to work through thoughtful initiatives and benefits. However, in an era where work-life balance is increasingly valued, we recognise that nothing quite compares to taking a day off to relax, rest and rejuvenate.
So, this year we declared Friday 25th August as a global Hyve Wellbeing Day where all colleagues were given the day off to focus on nurturing their mental and physical health. Whether it meant relaxing at home or embarking on an exciting adventure, employees were encouraged to prioritise self-care above all else.
From London to New Delhi, Hong Kong to Beijing, we asked our colleagues to share their unique experiences and how they chose to spend this special day.
In London, Mark Howard, Product Manager, adopted Saffy, a rescue cat.
For Matthew Mein, Glee’s Event Director, the wellbeing day provided a great opportunity to bond with his sons.
Across the globe in New Delhi, Suhani Sharma, Senior Marketing Manager, took the opportunity to embark on a hiking trip to reconnect with nature.
Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Lucy Kelly, Senior Investor Relations Manager, opted for a full self-care day, with a tennis class, poolside relaxation, a homemade lunch, a massage, and she even managed to fit in some guilty-pleasure reality TV.
Our colleagues in Shanghai chose to spend their day off either immersed in nature or with their families. Icey Zhuang, Marketing Executive and Liv Ji, Marketing Manager embarked on day trips and visited the cities of Lishui and Wenzhou which are close to Shanghai, while Linhui Kang, Sales Executive, spent time with her family.
In Beijing, Mila Su, Sales Manager Assistant, dedicate her time to a morning Pilates class, and Jenny Zhang, Sales Manager Assistant, opted for an acupuncture session, a treatment rooted in ancient Chinese medicine.
Hyve Group HR Director Lucy Powell, commented:
Hyve’s Wellbeing Day reminded us all that prioritising employee happiness and mental health is not just a trend - it's essential.
Our colleagues in New York and Brazil will be taking their day off in the coming months, due to event commitments. So, watch this space as we will be sharing details of what they got up to soon.