Unusually the office was pretty oppressive. The blinds and curtains had been drawn to reduce the pressure on the air con system in the current heatwave.
Mindful of the fact we can only control ourselves, we decided to hold our finance workshop outside in the shade!
Of course we followed this up with a wellbeing window of sketching a piece of the London skyline!
After a week of full-on learning and qualification in Managing Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing, Luiz, Manny and Haajarah have a free day today to relax and reflect before going to their respective employer sites for the in-role training section of Growing Talent.
Haarajah joins Pedro and the team at Pertemps in Holborn
Luiz joins Aiste and the team at Portico across their London sites
Manny joins Michael and his team at ISS Facilities Services in London
We wish them all a fabulous time of growth and connection ahead.
Yesterday saw collaboration with Growing Talent and senior academic staff from a UK leading university – the first to win ISO45003 international standards for workplace psychological wellbeing – to secure accreditation as I-act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing.
The 50+ tools covered enable strong resilience to be built for all staff enabling them to support those around them – at home and work.
Every workplace should have this invaluable course. Luckily it’s global too!
So great to be part of Rehana’s journey over the years.
From being part of Growing Talent through which she secured long term employment, to going into full-time study and starting a creative business to help fund the cost, she has taken every twist and turn into a step to get to where she needed to be.
Today she got the results she’s been waiting for – a qualified Counsellor! She will be awesome!
Today saw the delivery of the latest I-act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing to member of the academic staff of a leading UK University – the first to be accredited with ISO45003 – the latest international standards for psychological safety in the workplace.
I-act’s courses are designed specifically for the workplace and meets many points within ISO45003. In addition, the course is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists giving a real qualification and teaches the critical need for investing in self-care with over 50 tools.
In these critical times, it’s refreshing to work with employers who invest in their teams which delivers a positive impact on all.
The picture below features Jay – manager to Shari @Masterfix – view after the first week of Growing Talent 29! Scoring the majority of 9 and 10 out of 10 for all employability areas Shari has talked every task given to her with enthusiasm and energy to learn.
From Shari’s point of view, it’s still early days. This is a completely new environment – out of her comfort zone but she’s keeping an open mind and learning, learning, learning.
What a fabulous start!Master-fix
If you are an employer looking to recruit a different way, why not consider Growing Talent and literally ‘Grow Your Own’!
Equally, if you are looking for a role and need a confidence boost, why not drop the usual recruitment tools – cv, formal job interview – willing to learn, jump out of your comfort zone like Shari – why not apply?