Rituals – #Recharge

Rituals Recharge

Have a look at the #Recharge experience at Rituals!

Thanks to the positive results after this first #Recharge week at Rituals, the #Recharge is now a returning concept at Rituals!

Irene Vernie (HR Director) about the #Recharge: ‘’At Rituals, we believe that if our employees invest in wellbeing they will feel great, and this impacts their family, their friends, their kids, the people they meet on the streets. We think it will make the whole environment grow.’’

Scientific research by YoungCapital

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In the summer of 2018, 240 employees of the recruitment specialist YoungCapital followed the 5-day #Rechargeprogram.

And with success: after completing the program, the #Rechargers reported a healthier and more active lifestyle and higher energy levels. In addition, the program also had a positive influence on their mental resilience.*

“Even after 4 months the Rechargers were still more aware of their health and actively working on their well-being.” – Dr. Marcia Goddard – Neuroscientist

YoungCapital is a young company with 1,300 employees and an average age of 28. That made them the ideal partner for a research project that focused on the vitality of employees.

Neuropsychologist and behavioral scientist Marcia Goddard, one of YoungCapital’s in-house experts, has the job of making sure all the employees are kept as healthy as possible.

“Our people are our biggest asset, which is why a vitality program is really appealing for us. But we wanted to have evidence to show it really worked,” says Marcia. After looking at various other initiatives, she decided to take a closer look at our #Rechargeprogram.

Marcia explains: “We wanted to do a bit of scientific research first so we could measure the impact of the vitality program on the well-being of our employees”. The results of the program were very positive:

  • The Rechargers eat 50% more fruit by the end of the program, and were still doing so four weeks later.
  • 2 out of 3 Rechargers were consciously making an effort to lead a more active lifestyle. They started doing more physical exercise and increased the frequency of intensive sporting activities. This effect was still visible several weeks later.
  • The Rechargers said they had 13% more energy by the end of the program. This percentage was still the same after 4 weeks.
  • The Rechargers said they were thinking more consciously about their future goals in life and found it easier to cope with setbacks.
  • Their attitude towards setbacks had also changed: they realized they could use these experiences to become stronger mentally.
  • After 4 months, more than half of the Rechargers said they still used parts of the #Rechargeprogram to keep their vitality at the right level.

Marcia was delighted with the research findings: “These results show the #Rechargeprogram is an excellent match for our young target group and it will be a useful addition to our existing HR policy.”

“The Rechargers started thinking more consciously about their health, both in terms of a healthier diet and more physical exercise. They also felt more energetic and were thinking more consciously about their future and their life goals,” according to Marcia.

“The #Recharge program is definitely a valuable addition to a thorough, nuanced, and scientifically-proven way of reducing absenteeism levels. And the best part is, they are still leading a healthier lifestyle several months later.”

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