Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust protect their people with YuLife

Louise Millson, HR Manager highlights the impact YuLife has made on employees’ peace of mind and overall engagement at work.

Yugi the Giraffe - 4 June 2021

Results (so far)

  • 67% have downloaded the app
  • 7,304 average steps per day per BBOWT employee (up 23% from last quarter!)
  • Long walk is the most popular challenge which peaks in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday is the most popular day to take a challenge.
  • 13 employees spent YuCoin on flowers by Bloom & Wild

Partnering with YuLife was a no-brainer for the socially conscious ethos of Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT). At BBOWT, the overall success is measured through improved habitats, and an increase in the numbers of the public engaged with making changes for wildlife. In 2020, BBOWT chose to implement YuLife as their insurance partner. We sat down with Louise Millson, HR Manager who discussed the impact YuLife has made on employees’ peace of mind and overall engagement at work.

“I know that our employees value having some peace of mind… The bonus with YuLife is that the products included encourage better wellbeing and physical fitness and offer support such as counselling to employees… Providing these benefits helps show employees they are valued!”

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. Since 1959, they have worked with local people to make Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire rich in wildlife and to protect special places for generations to come.

Inspiring employees to take care of total wellness

Yulife insures the lives of BBOWT employees, which gives them peace of mind and a sense of security.

In addition, BBOWT has access to multiple support services that can support wellness. The YuLife package includes YuMatter, an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which can raise poor wellbeing by assisting with personal or work-related problems that may impact on job performance, physical or mental health.

“The resources tucked away in the YuMatter part of the Member Services section are hugely helpful – ranging from time management techniques to line management guidance that have actually worked in practice”

The team also has access to the versatile Smart Health function which provides round-the-clock and global coverage in the form of a 24/7 virtual GP, who can be consulted from anywhere in the world.

A wellness strategy that supports employees and enhances culture

BBOWT also has access to a gamified wellbeing app that rewards employees for having healthy habits. This has driven an increase in physical activity and mindfulness: “We’ve had people tell us that earning YuCoin has inspired them to get out and exercise more and others who’ve found the Calm app hugely beneficial at this stressful time we’re in and have used the soundscapes, sleep stories and the various meditation options to help. ”

The team found that introducing team activity and competition through YuLife was a great way to drive non-work related fun and conversation: “I’ve been in Teams meetings and heard conversations start about the leaderboard between all kinds of different employees.”

This is in stark contrast to traditional insurance benefits, which often sit somewhere gathering dust until the unfortunate necessity of a claim. YuLife drives engagement and facilitates cross-departmental, non hierarchical interaction for employees.

“I feel it has helped bring people together. The new Duels feature is likely to get even more people talking!”

All-in-one employee benefits, effortlessly simple to implement

The comprehensive range of support services, rewards and engagement strategies at YuLife meant that the organisation was able to cover and support staff whilst taking steps to address wellbeing: “Choosing YuLife as our all-in-one benefit provider has helped show employees that we are serious about looking after their wellbeing.”

In addition, tech-driven insurance was provided, near enough admin-free: “The onboarding process was really easy and adding employees to the system is quick and painless.”

The gamification has been an integral part for the team, “The daily quests are engaging, and I hate the idea of missing a day and breaking my streak.” It’s all set up to be sticky and encourage consistency!

BBOWT has successfully provided a range of balanced benefits, added value / support services and critically, insurance for employees at this difficult time.

YuLife is a tech-driven insurance company on a mission to inspire life and turn financial products into a force for good. By harnessing the power of gamification and the latest behavioural science, YuLife insurance rewards healthy living and puts everyday wellness within reach of everyone.

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