Paul’s Story: bringing my best self to work with YuLife

We spoke to Paul Jones, YuLife super-user at Doddle, about why he loves the app. He shares how engaging with YuLife daily enabled him to adopt some fantastic healthy habits that have boosted his productivity at work.

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Healthier employees are more productive, and take less sick days. Today in the UK, employee sickness costs the economy more than £77 billion per year. That’s an enormous number that can be drastically decreased by investing in workplace wellbeing.

YuLife is a gateway to important insurance products that protect the lives of employees, but it's also a tool in itself to inspire healthy lifestyle changes. The YuLife app encourages people to make better choices, which in turn reduces the risk of illness. This means less absenteeism, less presenteeism, fewer doctor’s visits and better performance at work.

We spoke to Paul Jones, YuLife superfan and Reports and Analytics Lead at Doddle, about how the app has been fundamental in supporting his mental and physical health and enabled him to be more productive at work.

Doddle builds white-labelled technology to power collections, delivery and returns for retailers, carriers and postal operators. They make ecommerce logistics better with out-of-home delivery and returns solutions that reduce cost and offer a market-leading customer experience.

Just as Doddle believes in delivering a first-class customer experience, they believe in providing a top-tier employee experience too; which is why in 2019, they partnered with YuLife to insure the lives and protect the wellbeing of their entire team.

“I really take advantage of the daily quests and am always going for walks and doing runs to rack-up YuCoin and progress through the different levels of the game.”

Reflecting on his 6 years at Doddle, Paul shared: “I really enjoy working for such an employee-focused company. There are lots of things that Doddle have implemented over the years to better look after their staff, and YuLife has been fundamental in encouraging people to maintain a good work-life balance.”

Every day, employees at Doddle are rewarded for healthy habits, like walking and meditating. Participating in a challenge, for instance, a 5 or 30-minute walk, rewards them with YuCoin - YuLife’s currency of wellbeing, which can be redeemed for vouchers at leading retailers.

Paul is an avid user of YuLife and particularly loves the focus on steps within the app. “I got on board with YuLife from the moment it arrived. I’m quite an active and competitive person so I really love the leaderboard and seeing how everyone is doing with their steps.”

He finds the gamification and ability to complete challenges within the app to be great motivators for getting away from the desk during the working week. “I really take advantage of the daily quests and am always going for walks and doing runs to rack-up YuCoin and progress through the different levels of the game.”

“I’ve not had a single sick day over the last couple of years. It’s made me realise that being more active and mindful really does make you healthier.”

Paul also regularly engages with the mindfulness side of the app. “Since having a baby 10 months ago I’m doing more of the meditation side. I signed up to Calm and now I meditate at least a couple of times a day; usually first thing in the morning and also in the evenings to get some downtime.”

By engaging with the app and practicing these healthy habits, Paul has earned lots of YuCoin, which he’s exchanged for some useful rewards. “The YuCoins you can collect and spend are a really good bonus. I particularly love the Nike vouchers and have bought about 3 or 4 pairs of trainers during the couple of years that I’ve been using the app.”

What is most remarkable though, is how these small daily habits have positively impacted Paul’s overall health - enabling him to perform better and in turn be more productive at work. “I’ve not had a single sick day over the last couple of years. It’s made me realise that being more active and mindful really does make you healthier."

“I think Doddle really appreciates the positive impact that YuLife has had on the health and productivity of the whole team.”

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 rewards healthy living and puts everyday wellness within reach of everyone.

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