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Remote first? A holistic approach to employee wellbeing & diversity

We recently had a chat with Michelle Davies, VP of Operations at WeFarm, the world’s largest knowledge network and marketplace for small-scale farmers. WeFarm was ranked amongst the top startups to work for in the UK, and in this episode, Michelle shares some behind-the-scenes of how they’ve built such a great culture.

We discuss a controversial topic, work mode. Does the traditional office continue to be the best mode of work, or is it possible for companies like WeFarm, that are remote-first, to tap into even more advantages from working fully remotely?


We look into how WeFarm supports the mental and physical health of employees, as well as how they foster diversity and inclusion. The latter is pretty amazing at WeFarm, as Michelle reveals that their tech team only, has members living in 5 different countries and representing 10 different nationalities. Finally, we discuss trends and challenges that you can expect to see in the HR sector in the coming years; I’m confident that these will be invaluable for you to stay ahead of the curve.

 

 
About Heka's Wellness Warriors at Work podcast: 

Heka is on a mission to make employees feel valued and we know that organisational change starts at the top. This is why we’ve created the Wellness Warriors at Work community, the UK’s first professional community providing the tools, knowledge and inspiration to human-focused leaders who prioritise employee health and wellbeing.

Our bi-weekly podcast is part of our efforts to change the narrative of traditional, “box-ticking” benefits, and truly start inspiring happier, healthier humans. In this space, we champion human-focused leaders and feature wellness warriors supporting inclusion, wellbeing and employee empowerment at the workplace. 

If you’re a wellness warrior or know of anyone who has gone above and beyond to promote workplace wellness, get in touch and we’ll feature you in our upcoming episodes.

You can email us to alicia@hekahappy.com.

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