Aegon UK is using vlogs as part of its multimedia approach that it believes will support its 2,000 employees’ wellbeing.
A video featuring the benefits of a morning routine from Aegon HR consultant Alison Fell has gone online, while future employee vlogs include topics including gardening, cycle repairs, money tips, meal suggestions, yoga and mindfulness.
A spokesman for Aegon said the videos, shared through Microsoft Stream and Yammer, aim to capture and support Aegon’s five employee wellbeing themes – “keep connected, keep fit, keep performing, keep motivated and keep developing” – that form the core of its wellbeing hub.
Mike Holliday-Williams, CEO at Aegon UK, said that the rapid change in working practices brought about has had an impact on employee wellbeing and productivity across the UK. Each person has their own unique set of challenges and while some might thrive in the new working from home world, others might struggle.
“We want to support wellbeing and productivity by sharing a wide range of content on different topics to reach all of our employees to help them as they adjust to their situation at home.
“We are very lucky to have such a talented range of employees that have skills, tips and life experiences beyond their roles at Aegon. The boundary between work and home life has been well and truly breached and this can be hard to handle. In a traditional office set-up, we know that social, fun and creative activities all contribute to a better working environment and help people deliver better results.
“These videos will inspire people to enjoy being at home and encourage them to create a clear divide somehow between work and home life.
“By employees and other guest vloggers producing and sharing their insight we hope employees will feel reassured, inspired and energised to handle the challenges they might face when working from home.”