Meet GEFCO, who are the winners of the Wellbeing Initiative Award. We visit their warehouse, meet a few members of the team and discuss what makes them different to other employers in this sector.
The Logistics Podcast learned what year-round care and compassion look like on a recent visit to GEFCO’s Coventry warehouse, which won our Wellbeing Initiative Award in September. Retention of engaged staff, fewer absences and close teams are just some of the business benefits.
GEFCO Incentives include free fish & chips, free health checks, free haircuts, free camping festivals for family and friends… Its ‘brew days’ – where teams stop, gather, have a cuppa and chat about how they are – have led to team members opening up about problems, which they’ve then received support for.
We met warehouse operative Kevin, who was one of 50 staff who completed a Coventry to Paris bike ride, something which he told me relaxed everyone – at every level – and brought staff closer together. Then you have the mental health first aiders, trained and qualified to listen to personal issues which may be causing a staff member stress.