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Keep connected with your team

Keep connected with your team

 
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In the first chapter of our Make Yourself at Home series, we shared tips and tricks for making the most of technology to work flexibly. Three months on, we recognise that maintaining inter-team connections has become more challenging, as we try to make sure that working relationships are still effective, and that no-one feels isolated.

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The BIG Sodexo Quiz strikes back!

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That’s right – your heard it here first! On Wednesday 8 July at 6:00pm, Rob DJ of the Chris Moyles' show and your Ambassador Matt Dawson will be back to host ‘The BIG Sodexo Quiz 2’, continuing where the last one left off by raising some much-needed funds for Stop Hunger’s charity partners. If you missed the last one, now is your chance to get involved!

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Redefining community

Tackling loneliness and isolation

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Coming to terms with isolation and loneliness featured in the top three challenges faced by homeworkers in our recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) employee survey. It’s a challenge shared by many, and it’s rooted in our basic needs, so what can we do to overcome it?

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#TheBigCareShare

Join #TheBigCareShare

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Many people are taking on more challenges and responsibilities as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), including caring for loved ones. In this week's edition of our Make Yourself at Home campaign, we speak to Raj Jones, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, to discuss how conversation can strengthen Sodexo's support for you as a working parent, carer or parent-to-be.

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How are we doing?

How are we doing?

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) employee survey. The survey highlighted three main challenges those currently working from home are experiencing, so in this instalment of our Make Yourself at Home series, we explain what we will be doing over the coming weeks and also give you the opportunity to review the resources already available to you.

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Let's get social

Let's get social

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With many of us still physically distanced from our colleagues and loved ones, how do we truly stay social and keep connected to the groups and communities that matter to us most? In this edition of our Make Yourself at Home campaign, we explore the online world of social media and how, when used safely, it can help bridge the social gaps we are all currently facing in one form or another. 

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In the kitchen with David Mulcahy

In the kitchen with David Mulcahy

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With more people than ever reportedly cooking their meals from scratch, David Mulcahy, Culinary Ambassador for Sodexo UK & Ireland, wants to help colleagues with their food frustrations.

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Breaking the silence on IDAHOBIT

Breaking the silence on IDAHOBIT

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This year we're celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 20 May 2020 with a day of activity, including wearing purple to show solidarity and a Sodexo webinar featuring region chair, Sean Haley and Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Margot Slattery.

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Being kinder to yourself

Being kinder to yourself

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With temporary home-working looking to extend into the not-so temporary for thousands of Sodexo colleagues, the novelty may now be starting to wear-off. While plans are underway to help our clients become ready to rise again, our own reality may remain the same for some time.

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The BIG Sodexo Quiz

Raising BIG money for Stop Hunger

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On 6 May 2020, over 500 Sodexo colleagues dialled into ‘The BIG Sodexo Quiz’ raising more than £3,000 for Stop Hunger, supporting charity partners FareShare and The Trussell Trust.

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Take a break

Take a break with Matt Dawson

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Many people think that finding time for a break is easy, but when working from home, we can struggle to find time for ourselves that benefits both our bodies and minds. In this week's instalment of Make Yourself at Home, we explore how you can plan to get the most out of your valuable break time, including some tips from Sodexo Ambassador Matt Dawson.

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Dress for your day

Dress for your day

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What you decide to wear at home when working can have a massive impact on the way you think, how you process information, and definitely the way you feel. In this week's chapter of our series of tips for home-workers, we explore some of the ways you can positively adjust tomorrow's working from home #OOTD (Outfit of the Day).

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Keep learning

Keep learning

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At a time when all of our working lives are changing in one way or another, now is the perfect time to engage in Sodexo's learning opportunities, increasing self-confidence, your mental wellbeing and ensuring that we are ready to go when the (Coronavirus) Covid-19 crisis ends.

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Keeping compliant at home

Keeping compliant at home

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Make Yourself at Home is our series aimed at supporting our colleagues who are currently working from home. This week, we look at ways in which you can continue to work in a compliant way, maintaining our high standards of personal data protection and information security.

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Make a space

Make a space

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Makeshift offices are now becoming something of the norm as many people are adapting to working from home. Challenges like sharing home office space and learning to work in a new environment can be difficult to overcome, which is why we are sharing some quick and easy ideas you can put in place to improve your daily working experience.

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Ask for help

Ask for help

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Make Yourself at Home is our series focusing on colleagues who are now finding themselves working from home for the first time. If you're working from home for the first time, remember to ask for help when you need it.

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Let's get connected

Let's get connected

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Where able, colleagues across the UK and Ireland are working from home – on either a part or full-time basis. While some people are used to working from home, others are logging on away from the office for the first time. See how you can stay connected.

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Your Lucky Number

Mel wins big with Your Lucky Number!

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On 2 March Mel Hart, administrator at Queen's Hospital in Romford, was announced as the winner of a one-off, increased Your Lucky Number top prize of £2,020 to welcome the new year.

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Well done to our WasteLESS warriors

Well done to our WasteLESS warriors

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Congratulations to the Sodexo team at Microsoft as they are crowned winners of WasteLESS Week 2019 who worked hard to fight waste with their client to across their Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) locations.

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Change is coming to Northern Ireland

Change is coming to Northern Ireland

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Recently it was announced that same sex marriage will become legally recognised in Northern Ireland – Sodexo’s Julie-Ann Agnew tells us how this will change her future.

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Disability and Quality of Life survey

Living with autism - Grant's story

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Until Wednesday 2 October, Sodexo is hosting a Disability and Quality of Life survey in partnership with PurpleSpace. This week we share the story of Grant, a commercial analyst at an IT company. He has autism.

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A story of achievement through adversity - Jamie's story

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As part of our public survey, open to everyone in the UK with lived experience of disability, in September 2019 we are sharing personal stories from members of the PurpleSpace network - an organisation of disability inclusion experts.

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A life changing disability - Simon's story

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Throughout September 2019, Sodexo is hosting a Disability and Quality of Life survey in partnership with PurpleSpace - an organisation of disability inclusion experts. This interview shares the experience of Simon, a business analyst at a British financial institution.

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A story of invisible disability - Lorna's experience

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Throughout September 2019, Sodexo is hosting a Disability and Quality of Life survey in partnership with PurpleSpace - an organisation of disability inclusion experts. In the first of a series of interviews with members of the PurpleSpace network, we chat to Lorna.

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Chinese New Year 2019 - Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year 2019 - Year of the Pig

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In February 2019, millions of people across the world will be celebrating one of the biggest festivities of the year - Chinese New Year. Discover more about this Chinese tradition and see how it is celebrated across the world.

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2018 Stop Hunger Global Activity Report

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RED, the Stop Hunger Global Activity Report 2018, pays tribute to several of Stop Hunger's inspiring and sustainable initiatives.

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Navratri

Celebrating Navratri

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Hindus around the world have been celebrating the sacred Navratri festival, which ran from 10 to 18 October 2018.

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HMP Bronzefield Sweet Charity

HMP Bronzefield’s curtain call

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In November 2018, HMP Bronzefield welcome the general public to watch a theatre production of Sweet Charity.

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Celebrating Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month 2018 in October several of Sodexo’s key locations came together to create a menu for a lunch to remember, combining decorative displays, mouth-watering food and toe-tapping music to fantastic effect during pop-up theme days.

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Tea and cake - a winning fundraising combination!

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Sodexo’s Defence & Government Services team in Cyprus had a busy week raising over €450 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity in early October 2018

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'The Carter Cup' is a fantastic team event that money for Stop Hunger

Defence & Government Services teams up for the cup!

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On 3 August 2018, the annual five-a-side football tournament in Defence & Government Services’ Allenby Connaught contract proved a fantastic team event and raised £1,000 for Stop Hunger in the process!

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Bike ride raise over £7,000 for charity

Ride220 2018 crosses finishing line!

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A group of 22 cyclists from Defence & Government Services has completed an intense cycling challenge, tackling 220 miles of undulating roads in just two days. 

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24-hour Thames walk for Stop Hunger

24-hour Thames walk for Stop Hunger

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A Government & Agenices team took in some spectacular sights as they tackled a 52-mile walk along the Thames in aid of Stop Hunger in June 2018.

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Gerry, pictured centre, recently used one of his Sodexo volunteering days to add to the €2,300 he has already raised since March 2016.

Gerry's Rwada lifeline

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Facilities manager Gerry Furlong has put his passion for cleanliness to a good cause in 208 by helping two struggling families in Rwanda.

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STOP THAT TROLLEY!

Stop that trolley!

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A trolley full of sweet treats made its way around Sodexo’s contract at Coty in Bournemouth during Stop Hunger Day 2018, raising over £90 for the cause.

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When Steve Henry decided he wanted to raise money for two charities close to his heart, he could have easily baked a few cakes or ran a half marathon.

Husky ride helps hospice

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When Steve Henry decided he wanted to raise money for two charities close to his heart in 2018, he could have easily baked a few cakes or ran a half marathon...

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Retail assistant Kimberley Aplin’s voluntary fundraising activities have been recognised with a special award from her Sodexo Defence client.

Special award for Kimberley

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In late 2017, retail assistant Kimberley Aplin’s voluntary fundraising activities have been recognised with a special award from her Sodexo Defence client.

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Thank you for saluting our Forces
 

Thank you for saluting our Forces

Last week was Armed Forces Week; 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.

 
#SaluteOurForces
 

Salute our Forces

Each year, Armed Forces Week (22 to 28 June) 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.

 
Recognising your Hidden Heroes
 

Recognising your Hidden Heroes

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.

 
Have a Safe Day Awards 2020
 

Our health and safety champions

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.

 
We will not be silent
 

We will not be silent

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.

 
Volunteer's Week 2020
 

Volunteers' Week 2020

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.

 
We will rise again
 

We will rise again

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.

 
Hidden Heroes
 

You are helping us to rise

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.

 
Spreading kindness with Matt
 

Spreading kindness with Matt

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.

 
 
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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