Its National Work Life week between October 2nd and October 6th 2017, and Oasis have been looking at ways in which we promote well-being in the workplace, and positive work-life balances.
Earlier in the year, staff from Pfizer volunteered their time and talents to refurbish our resident’s dining area, as part of a ‘Pfizer’s Colleagues for a Cause’ scheme. The benefits of corporate volunteering are numerous, such as: increasing employee wellbeing, encouraging a greater sense of balance between work and other activities, and an overall increase in the employee’s work satisfaction.
Oasis were delighted to be able to host the team from Pfizer, as it meant that the resident’s communal area in our refuge was transformed into a bright, attractive and comfortable living space. This has made a huge difference to the resident’s experience of living in the refuge and ensures that they are able to enjoy the room in which they eat, help the children with their homework and participate in communal activities.
One volunteer from Pfizer said: ‘Making a difference matters and resulted in a truly noticeable difference…not only in the room that was refurbished, but in the hearts and minds of those on both the giving and receiving ends. Seeing the exceptional results of the Pfizer colleagues’ contributions, and receiving the very special appreciations that were expressed by the Oasis colleagues and residents was remarkably rewarding for all who were involved!’
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