Rewards & BenefitsEmployee BenefitsLeon credits staff benefits and wellbeing for financial growth

Leon credits staff benefits and wellbeing for financial growth

Restaurant chain Leon has put its success down to a healthy, happy workforce after investing in mental health and other wellbeing projects.

Restaurant chain Leon has put its success down to a healthy, happy workforce after investing in mental health and other wellbeing projects.

It also introduced the national living wage to all employees in January – three months earlier than the mandatory implementation.

Announcing the company’s 7.8% growth in like-for-like sales in the last financial year, CEO John Vincent said: “We want everyone to eat well and be well, and we start with our own team members, who are like family to us.

“That is why we have maintained benefits like free meals, paid breaks and, in addition, significantly increased the discount on meals when not on shift.”

Vincent spoke at the HR Directors Business Summit earlier this year where he explained his emphasis on physical and mental wellbeing with the company.

This includes the use of the wellbeing multiplier to measure staff wellbeing and his concerns of having a stressful workplace.

 

Watch Leon CEO John Vincent’s keynote speach at the HR Directors Business Summit

Vincent has used the martial art of Wing Tsun to help his personal performance this has since been rolled-out as a trial for baristas, which the organisation said had resulted in falling stress levels and faster coffee making.

The intention is to offer this or a similar benefit to other staff to help their wellbeing.

The wellbeing offering also includes massages for weekend workers and mindfulness classes for all store managers, in addition to two annual two-day wellbeing events for managers each year.

 

Comments are closed.

Related Articles

HR software updates

HR Technology HR software updates

17h HRD Connect
What leaders can learn about change from Netflix, Duolingo and Strava

Digital HR What leaders can learn about change from Netflix, Duolingo and Strava

23h Angus McCarey
Featured resource: Giving employees a voice on global reward and benefits

Featured resource: Giving employees a voice on global reward and benefits

1d
HRD Summit USA 26-27th March 2019

Event HRD Summit USA 26-27th March 2019 26 March 2019

5d Boston USA
What business and HR leaders can learn from Microsoft

Business Transformation What business and HR leaders can learn from Microsoft

5d Matthew Syed
Glamazon at Amazon

Culture Glamazon at Amazon

6d Emily Sexton-Brown
AI advancements in learning technology

Digital HR AI advancements in learning technology

7d Emily Sexton-Brown
What can sport tell us about business growth?

Culture What can sport tell us about business growth?

7d Paul Kirkham