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Volunteering to stop the spread

 
Time 36 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Over the coming weeks, the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), as well as some local authorities, will be searching for volunteers to support efforts to recover from the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Sodexo is assisting the RVS and UK Government by promoting the opportunities available. Can you lend a helping hand?

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Don’t slip up when it comes to safety

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Slips and trips are the most common causes of injuries in UK and Ireland workplaces - Start Safe, Stay Safe and don't slip up this January!

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Your new Reward Hub is here

Time 47 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

Every day, you help Sodexo improve the quality of life for clients and customers. That’s a big deal. The new Reward Hub brings together our rewards package with wellbeing, community and recognition programmes to better support your quality of life – and help you succeed.

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Be alert to out of scope work

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It’s our job to stay focussed on keeping our clients happy and providing great service, but what do you do if you’ve been asked to complete a task that’s not part of Sodexo’s contract? We call this ‘out of scope’ work, and with it comes a higher risk of accidents. Get the support you need and stay safe.

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Don't skate on thin ice

Time 57 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Over the festive period, did you check your mulled wine wasn’t too hot to drink? Or take a trolley to pick up the big Christmas food shop, instead of straining to carry a heavy basket? These are simple risk assessments we all make in everyday life to keep ourselves and others safe. Yet we sometimes forget to apply the same at work and keep up-to-date with crucial HSEQ changes.

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Mental ‘elf’ comes first

Time 58 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

In December 2020, we encouraged everyone to put their mental ‘elf’ front and centre by taking part in Festive 5 – our regional festive Stop Hunger fundraiser. With your support, the activity collectively raised more than £2,700 that will go towards helping those most vulnerable within our local communities.

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A thank you from Stop Hunger

A big thank you from Stop Hunger

Time 77 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Over the past year, the kindness of you and your Sodexo colleagues was seen once again in the many donations, fundraising activities and volunteering hours contributed to Stop Hunger's charity partners, enabling them to support those most in need through the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. To bring your impact to life, watch a special thank you video from the Foundation's charity partners.

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Getting to know your new EAP

Time 91 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

On 1 December, Sodexo launched its new wellbeing offer to colleagues, Talk. Central to this host of tools and services is a new employee assistance programme (EAP), provided by Vita Health Group.

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Making a difference to young people

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New volunteering opportunities are now available on the Stop Hunger Goodness Platform, including a virtual Christmas messaging service supporting YMCA. With more than 9,000 residents supported by YMCA over the festive period, the anonymous messaging service lets vulnerable young people know that there are people that truly care.

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Paul’s (literally) a MasterChef!

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It has been revealed that Paul Hood, a development chef for Sodexo's Heritage Portfolio has been selected as one of 32 contestants for the new series of MasterChef The Professionals. The 34 year old can't reveal too much about his time on the famous show, but hopes he brought the company's food values to the silver screen.

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10 top tips to fight fatigue this winter

10 top tips to fight fatigue this winter

Time 120 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Are you struggling to get going in the morning, or are you hitting a wall of fatigue in the afternoon? As shorter days and cold, winter nights start to draw in, we take a look at how what and when you eat impacts your energy levels - for better and for worse - with these top tips from David Mulcahy, our Sodexo Culinary Ambassador.

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Our FY20 financial results and social impact report

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Hear straight from our region chair Sean Haley as Sodexo's full year financial results are announced. This has been a year of two halves with our strong first half year performance providing the company with positive momentum heading into the second six months, when Coronavirus (Covid-19) struck and changed life as we knew it.

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Our Stop Hunger sucess

Our Stop Hunger success

Time 134 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Presented in a new format, this year’s annual Stop Hunger report has been created to celebrate the Foundation’s successes, clearly demonstrating where you have helped make a difference.

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Keep your mind on safety

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With existing safety practices still in place, and new ways of working being frequently introduced, we are asking you to keep your mind open to changes and learn why it’s important for us to keep safety on the brain.

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Keeping food allergen incidents at bay

Time 162 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

With sites continuing to reopen across the region, we must never forget that food allergens present a danger to over two million people in the UK and Ireland. In the final chapter of our mini series on back-to-site safety, we’re talking about food allergen processes.

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Staying vigilant through change

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We’re all juggling responsibilities in the new normal, but as new ways of working become the norm, it can be easy to get complacent with safety. This week, we focus on near misses and hazard spotting - a good way for sites to stay on top of their safety game and prevent potentially harmful accidents from ever occurring.

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Be prepared, be safe

Time 176 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Simply asking you to be safe is easy enough, but making sure you feel prepared is another story. Returning to work can be pretty daunting after the year we’ve had so far. Help us help you be prepared with these five safety tips.

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Getting back to safety basics

Time 183 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

With our central offices re-opening, client sites rising again and many people returning to school and work after the summer holidays, it’s time to remind ourselves about Sodexo’s number one priority – keeping colleagues safe.

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Fighting hunger near you

Time 204 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Four charitable organisations have received a windfall share of a £90,000 donation from Sodexo’s global Stop Hunger Endowment Fund helping them in their continuing fight against hunger.

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Stop Hunger Awards 2020

2020 Stop Hunger Award winners revealed

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In a slightly different award ceremony from the usual gala dinner, our winners of the 2020 Stop Hunger Awards are announced virtually this year. Hosted by Sodexo Ambassador Matt Dawson and with awards presented by Region Chair Sean Haley, this announcement is not to be missed.

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Sodexo veterans celebrated

Time 225 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Three Sodexo colleagues, all British Armed Forces veterans, have been shortlisted for the finals of the 2020 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards - the world’s largest celebration of ex-military personnel in second careers, recognising the value veterans add to businesses as well as the employers that support the transition of servicemen and women.

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Our 2020 Bake Off winners

Time 232 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Back in April 2020, we launched The Great Sodexo Bake Off as a fun way to bring together the best of your lockdown-inspired boredom bakes. Little did we know that you would respond in droves, giving our judges a real headache and teasing the sweet-tooth of the region.

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A master chef on MasterChef

Time 232 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

At the beginning of July, you may have seen a familiar face on the telly box as Veronica Azevedo, Head Chef at Transport for London’s Acton Railway Engineering Works, was put under the studio spotlight on an episode of BBC’s iconic Celebrity MasterChef.

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Thank you for saluting our Forces

Thank you for saluting our Forces

Time 253 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Last week was Armed Forces Week (22 to 28 June 2020); a celebration of the Armed Forces across the region who keep us safe, and an opportunity for Sodexo to celebrate our own teams who support the military community every day.

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Salute our Forces

Time 260 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Each year, Armed Forces Week (22 to 28 June 2020) provides Sodexo with the opportunity to commemorate the Armed Forces across the region, and gives us a chance to celebrate our own Hidden Heroes who are helping the military in a number of different ways.

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Recognising your Hidden Heroes

Recognising your Hidden Heroes

Time 267 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

As we continue to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work together to rise again, we must all make sure to continue thanking those making a difference every day.

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Have a Safe Day Awards 2020

Our health and safety champions

Time 273 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

Our region’s 2020 Have a Safe Day Award finalists were announced last week, with two individuals and one team nominated by you being shortlisted for the global finals - discover who they are and what they did to be nominated.

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We will not be silent

We will not be silent

Time 278 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

After recent events in the United States of America and across the world, read a message prepared for all colleagues from the executive co-sponsors of our Culture & Origins employee network that recognises the feelings of frustration, anger and pain stretching beyond the USA into the UK and Ireland.

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Volunteer's Week 2020

Volunteers' Week 2020

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This Volunteers' Week (1 to 7 June 2020) we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate all the Sodexo Hidden Heroes across the region who have been supporting their communities through volunteering, both prior to and during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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We will rise again

We will rise again

Time 284 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

With the launch of rise with Sodexo, Sodexo Ambassador Matt Dawson takes the opportunity in his last Hidden Heroes video message to thank just some of your colleagues who are already helping our clients to safely reopen their doors.

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You are helping us to rise

Time 286 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Last week we saw the launch of rise with Sodexo, our new programme aimed at helping our clients prepare to reopen or be reconfigured to meet the requirements of their new normal. We know that this means the hard work continues for many of you, and for some this work is already underway, so this week we are celebrating our Hidden Heroes who are helping our clients rise with confidence.

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Spreading kindness with Matt

Spreading kindness with Matt

Time 291 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

This week, you have all been spreading the joy of kindess in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week (18 to 24 May 2020) and IDAHOBIT (17 May 2020), supporting each other, friends, family and the communities where we operate. This week Matt thanks just a few of our Hidden Heroes truly paying it forward.

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#SodexoKindness

Time 294 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

From Captain Tom Moore, to those working in the NHS, or supporting local charities, kindness comes in all shapes and sizes, and can have a profound impact. Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year is kindness. Sodexo UK & Ireland is looking to support a national campaign to raise one million acts of kindness, spreading positivity and improving mental wellness along the way.

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A Hidden Hero comes along

A Hidden Hero comes along

Time 295 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week (18 to 24 May 2020), we're recognising the hundreds of kind acts performed by Sodexo's Hidden Heroes across the region since the beginnings of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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A massive thanks from Matt

A massive thanks from Matt

Time 298 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

On Wednesday 13 May 2020, we celebrated the industry’s annual World FM (facilities management) Day. With the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis shining a light on our industry like never before, there’s never been a better time to celebrate our FM Hidden Heroes - watch Matt thank our FM Hidden Heroes,

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Celebrating our FM Hidden Heroes

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It’s World FM (facilities management) Day on Wednesday 13 May 2020. Throughout this week, we will be celebrating the fantastic contributions made by our FM colleagues during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The crisis has shone a spotlight on our industry like never before, and we are proud of all of our colleagues for showing just how important our FM roles are.

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Your weekly thank you

Your weekly thank you

Time 306 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

In this week's video message, Matt says thank you to the Hidden Heroes in Sodexo who have been mobilised to support the Armed Forces through their roles as military Reservists and other emergency services volunteers celebrating VE (Victory in Europe) Day on Friday 8 May 2020.

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Supporting our Armed Forces

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On 8 May 2020, the UK will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. What better time to celebrate the Hidden Heroes in our Government & Agencies business, who are playing a vital role in supporting the military’s response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis?

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Matt's Friday thank you

Matt's Friday thank you

Time 312 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Watch the second video thank you message from our Ambassador and Regional Leadership Committee member, Matt Dawson, recognising just a few of the Hidden Heroes making charitable contributions in their own time or throug hStop Hunger.

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Paying back to the community

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For some of us, the Easter weekend was a chance to down tools for a few days and relax after what has been an exceptionally busy time. But not for our Community Payback team in South Yorkshire, who were busy delivering essential food supplies to some of the most vulnerable in their community.

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Thank you from Matt

Thank you from Matt

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In a new weekly feature, our Ambassador and Regional Leadership Committee member, Matt Dawson, will be sharing a Friday thank you video to recognise just a few of the Hidden Heroes living Sodexo’s values every day.

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The Hidden Heroes our students deserve

The Hidden Heroes our students deserve

Time 323 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

For many of us, restrictions on movements have resulted in more time at home. But, there are still many students in their university accommodation, living many miles away from their families. In a superb display of our values, our Student Living by Sodexo team is playing a huge role in supporting students in a virtual manner.

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Support your colleagues through redeployment

Time 324 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Hundreds of colleagues across the UK and Ireland have successfully redeployed to support our essential public services including the NHS, but we need more to join them: We Need You. 

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Thank you to Sodexo’s Hidden Heroes!

Thank you to Sodexo’s Hidden Heroes!

Time 334 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Introducing our Hidden Heroes - those Sodexo colleagues' who are rising to the challenge and embodying Sodexo’s values in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) by supporting the NHS and beyond.

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Volunteering safely

Volunteering safely

Time 337 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

On 26 March 2020, Sodexo issued guidance to help colleagues to continue to volunteer - safely - in support of Stop Hunger’s charity partners, or the NHS. Find out how you can start or continue the good work that is helping those who need it most.

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Sean's Lucky Number!

Sean's Lucky Number!

Time 344 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

Sean Haley, Sodexo UK & Ireland Region Chair, has kindly decided to donate his Your Lucky Number winnings to two different charities, helping them during this difficult time as Coronavirus continues to affect the third sector’s ability to support those most at risk in society.

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Ten top tips for working from home

Ten top tips for working from home

Time 355 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

In light of the continued spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), and in line with the latest Government advice, many Sodexo colleagues will, in some way, be changing the way they work for the foreseeable future

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Introducing our 2020 Sodexo Chef of the Year

Introducing our 2020 Sodexo Chef of the Year

Time 365 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

After taking part in a live cook-off against eight of his colleagues, Hospitality Head Chef Ronnel Nulud from Energy & Resources was crowned Sodexo Chef of the Year 2020. Find out more about Ronnel's winning dishes!

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Moving on up with SheWorks

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As part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day in 2019, Sodexo launched the SheWorks job shadowing programme, which aimed to connect women across the company with ambassadors in Facilities Management (FM) roles, to learn more about our activities, and explore future career opportunities.

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People power!

People power!

Time 407 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

On 21 January 2020, Energy & Resources held a special employee recognition event on the Bateaux London to celebrate the segments’ ‘Everyday Heroes’.

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Strictly Come Prancing is a flying success!

Strictly Come Prancing is a flying success!

Time 419 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

After raising more than £3,700 for Stop Hunger, three titles have been awarded to Sodexo colleagues who came together over the festive period for Strictly Come Prancing - a 5km Christmas dash, prance or dance to raise money for Stop Hunger.

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Spirit of Sodexo Awards - Chelsea Flynn
 

Spirit of Sodexo nominations are closing soon!

If you haven't yet nominated your colleagues who have worked tirelessly this year, then now is the time to do it! We caught up with Chelsea Flynn, last year's Rising Star Award winner, who talked about her experience at Spirit of Sodexo and why you should make the most of the next five days to recognise your colleagues.

 
Hayley Johnson with her Spirit of Sodexo Award
 

Who has the Spirit of Sodexo?

At the previous Spirit of Sodexo Awards, Government & Agencies were awarded six national awards. With less than two weeks before this year's nomination window closes, we caught up with Hayley Johnson who was one of the six Government & Agencies winners.

 
Graham Hough receiving his Spirit of Sodexo Award
 

Less than 3 weeks remaining!

Nominations for Spirit of Sodexo Awards are now well underway. This week, we catch up with last year's national winner in the Progress category, Graham Hough, who shares some insight on his winning nomination, and what it has been like working in Healthcare during the pandemic.

 
WasteLESS Week Winners 2020
 

Food waste at home? Not on Integrator’s watch!

In our previous 2020 WasteLESS Week winner stories, we’ve already explored how we can reduce food waste before it reaches customers, how tackling food waste is positive for communities, and now how we can all combat food waste closer to home.

 
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Make someone feel AMAZING

Nominations for Spirit of Sodexo Awards are now well underway. Our ultimate awards programme recognises colleagues from all levels of the organisation. This week, we caught up with last year's Manager of the Year, Peter Somerville, to give us an insight into his experience with our awards, and what it meant to him to be nominated.

 
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Fighting food waste and bringing people together

Continuing our WasteLESS Week 2020 winner celbrations, in our second story we’re focusing on runner’s up - the Sodexo team from Microsoft EMEA - who tackled their food waste in a very different way, choosing to donate what they could to local communities across Europe, United Arab Emirates and Africa.

 
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Supporting communities through apprenticeships

Sodexo is proud to support a network of small and medium enterprises (SME’s), as part of our pledge to create positive social impact.

 
Apprenticeships - anything is possible
 

Achieving through adversity

Joanne Smith had worked for Sodexo for four years in a casual role, supporting on race days and functions at Ascot Racecourse. Then, in January 2020, she became Operations Manager – and in doing so, began an apprenticeship with Sodexo, studying Level 5 Operational/Departmental Management.

 
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Creating a coaching culture with apprenticeships

How do you unlock the best bits of your performance and attributes, and find the motivation within yourself to develop the areas that require improvement? HR and learning professionals, as well as business leaders, point towards the practice of coaching as an enabler to personal and organisational growth.  

 
 
Shout it out!

Shout it out!

With 36,000 colleagues in the Sodexo UK & Ireland region, we know there are lots of you out there doing great things. And, we’d love to share your successes across the business.

Share your good news - this could be a contract win, client or customer praise, service innovations, or just great people doing great things!

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