Keeping our employees physically and mentally healthy is a big part of making RBS a great place to work. In the ‘our view’ colleague survey, our wellbeing scores remained strong and above the Global Financial Services average.
Here’s how we helped our colleagues stay well in 2016:
We won the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) World Most Active Organisation Gold Award.
This was the second year we’ve done the challenge, and over 50,000 employees signed up. Over 7,500 of them took a personal health check through the health kiosks we set up in our main hub locations.
Mental health and social wellbeing
We launched several mindfulness support tools this year, with over 4,000 colleagues having face-to-face mindfulness sessions. This was part of our support for Time to Change (the UK’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma), which we’ve supported since 2014.
Around 1,000 of our managers completed our Mental Health Awareness training in 2016. Now, they’re better at spotting signs of mental health issues at work and giving support to the colleagues who need it.
We’ve also seen a high number of colleagues using our Employee Assistance Programme, which teaches them ways of dealing with change and building their resilience.
To help our colleagues develop a work life balance, to create an inclusive, flexible working culture and to help us focus on our customers’ needs, we offer choice in working locations and patterns.
- Over 18,000 colleagues involved in flexible working projects in 2016.
- Support and guidance offered to all colleagues through a web portal.
- The exit of 135 Bishopsgate reduced the size of our London offices, enabled by flexible working and the design of collaborative workspaces in our other buildings.
- We set up a number of spoke sites in existing buildings around London making it easier for colleagues to work closer to home and closer to customers.