Giving a voice to the silent majority
Working Voices is an initiative which aims to unlock the potential of the ‘silent majority’ of the UK workforce – people who traditionally are not involved in engagement.
In Hull, we have been working to sign up organisations from across the city to our Working Voices programme. New businesses are getting involved with Working Voices all the time and seeing the difference partnering with the NHS can make to staff.
Holiday Inn, Marina, Hull
Nigel Dibb, General Manager told us:
"Linking to Working Voices fits with our commitment to social responsibility and affords great opportunities to ensure the health and well-being of our staff. We welcome the chance to raise the profile of our work to create a healthy work environment."
Village Hotel, Hull
Elly Taylor, Sales Manager said:
"We, at the Village Hotel, Hull decided to join working voices as a great way of engaging the hotel and staff in a valuable project with the CCG to give them access to information and services as well as an opportunity to highlight any issues they would like to discuss or gain help with. It means the staff have an opportunity through work to talk about things they wouldn’t necessarily have a chance to do during the course of their daily lives. This of course, in turn means the staff will have a better sense of well-being in their roles at the hotel."
Louise Brown, Business Development Manager said:
"Veolia are proud to work with the NHS and their local Hull Engagement Team and are looking forward to making positive lifestyle changes to our teams' health and wellbeing. This should give benefit to not only the work environment but also their home and family lifestyles. Given the focus of the NHS in delivering these projects, I am sure it will be a success"
The Deep, Hull
"The Deep is delighted to be forging links with NHS Hull and to be part of the Working Voices initiative. With over 160 members of staff, The Deep is an active employer of local residents and we can see the benefits of helping our crew to give their opinions about the NHS, to the NHS, when consultation is being sought. Doing this in a conventional way can be difficult for those of us who work unusual shift patterns; in the leisure and tourism industry we work when others play! The Deep also sees this as opportunity for its workforce to voice its needs for how the NHS can support healthy living, working together as a supportive community to promote positive lifestyle choices."
Find out about how Working Voices helped NHS Hull CCG to join forces with the Tigers Trust. Click here to read the case study.
If you're an employer and you would like to find out more, or sign up, click here.