In the summer of 2018, 240 employees of recruitment specialist YoungCapital have followed the 5-day #Recharge program.
And with succes: participants reported having a healthier and more active lifestyle and feeling more energetic. Above all, participating in the program positively affected their mental resilience.
“We have experienced that actively paying attention to your mental and physical health, in the long run, has an effect on how you are living your life.” – Dr Marcia Goddard – Neuro scientist
YoungCapital is a young company, with an average age of 28. With 1,300 employees, an ideal company to conduct research focusing on employee vitality.
Marcia Goddard, neuropsychologist and behavioral scientist at YoungCapital, is doing everything possible to keep employees as healthy as possible.
“We want to take good care of our people, which is why a vitality program is interesting to us. But this has to be done in a proper way,” says Marcia. One of the initiatives she has researched in this area is The Recharge Company’s #Recharge program.
“In order to test the effectiveness of the vitality program on the well-being of our people, we jointly set up a scientific study among our employees.” Marcia is very positive about the results of the program and the results of the study:
- The Rechargers ate 50% more fruit after completing the program and still did so four weeks later.
- 2 out of 3 Rechargers started paying more attention to living an active lifestyle. They started moving more and started exercising more intensively. This effect was still visible several weeks later.
- The Rechargers reported feeling 13% more energetic after the program. This percentage remained the same until the last meeting after 4 weeks.
- The Rechargers indicated that they were thinking more consciously about their future and were better able to deal with setbacks.
- Their view of setbacks also changed: more often they saw previous experiences as something from which they could become stronger.
- After 4 months, more than half of the Rechargers indicated that they were still using parts of the #Recharge to keep up their own vitality.
Marcia is very pleased with the results of the study:
“These results show that the #Recharge program fits well with our target group and contributes to the HR policy we have in place.”
“The Rechargers pay more attention to their health, both in terms of nutrition and physical activity. In addition, they have more energy and are more conscious about the future.” said Marcia.
“The #Recharge program is without a doubt a valuable addition to a thorough, nuanced, science-based approach in preventing absence. And the best part is that now, several months later, people are still actively working on it.