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Let's get back together

The even newer new normal

 
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Now some of our central offices are re-open ready for colleagues to return to, our daily / weekly routine is changing once again after spending the last five months adjusting to working from home. From remembering your ID pass to preparing food for the day ahead, we asked ten colleagues who've used our central offices since 1 September to share their experience.

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Let's get back together

Let's get back together - sharing our survey results

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In our recent survey, we asked you to share your thoughts and feelings about returning to using our central office spaces. 636 Sodexo colleagues came forward with valuable information about how you see yourselves using the office, and what support you need. Discover what your colleagues had to say.

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Let's get back together

A shared space is a shared responsibility

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As we re-open some central offices on 1 September 2020, the behaviour of our peers and leaders holds one of the top spots on the list of things that will help colleagues feel safe when returning to work - find out what you can do to play your part

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We're splitting up... for the right reasons

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On 1 September 2020, some of our central offices will re-open. In this edition of Let's get back together, we share an overview of split-team working with guidance so that you can get used to the changes.

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Let's get back together

It's time to open up

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With some of our central Sodexo offices due to re-open from 1 September 2020 for colleagues who were based there pre-Coronavirus (Covid-19), we take a behind-the-scenes look at what our Property teams have been doing to ensure Sodexo colleagues feel safe.

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The Techsplorer

Release your inner tech guru

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Do you think O365 is the next bus to Ormskirk? Does cloud computing leave you in the rain? Never fear, The Techsplorer is here! This week, in the final chapter of our Make Yourself at Home mini-series, we're offering up hi-tech hints and tips on some online tools to help you every day.

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The Security Sleuth

Your home security is not mission impossible

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In this penultimate episode of our Make Yourself at Home mini-series, where we seek the advice of our subject matter expert colleagues, we introduce you to the home Security Sleuth. Their version of ‘lockdown’ is an elaborate seven-step procedure applied every time they leave the house. Windows closed? Alarm set? Infra-red laser beam system enabled? Check...

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The Titchmarsh

Get your gardening gloves on

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In chapter four of our mini-series on hobbies and habits from around the home, we get our hands dirty with The Titchmarsh. We have headed out into the garden to brave the great British weather in search of this green fingered guru.

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The Tinkerer

Have you been a lockdown tinkerer?

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In the latest chapter of our Make Yourself at Home mini-series - focusing on the habits and hobbies that have emerged through lockdown - we turn to The Tinkerer. Are you a pro with plaster or a DIY disaster? With our in-house experts, we have you covered.

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The Clean Machine

Are you a clean machine?

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In our new series of Make Yourself at Home, we focus on the habits and hobbies that have emerged through lockdown. With the help of our in-house experts, we’ll provide top tips on matters that affect us all through the eyes of six characters. This week it’s the turn of The Clean Machine. Struggling to keep the home tidy whilst you’re spending so much time in it? This one’s for you!

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The Savvy Saver

Which Make Yourself at Home-r are you?

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In a new series of Make Yourself at Home, we focus on the habits and hobbies that have emerged through lockdown. With the help of our in-house experts, we’ll provide top tips on matters that affect us all through the eyes of six characters. The first is the Savvy Saver. Dabbling with deals and discounts, they’re sure to get the most out of every penny and cent.

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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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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

Time 174 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

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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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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Same 3 Checks for Safety
 

Be prepared, be safe

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.

 
Voice engagement survey
 

Make your voice heard

The new global employee engagement survey for all Sodexo colleagues, Voice, launches on 7 September - find out how to take part and have your say.

 
Same 3 Checks for Safety
 

Getting back to safety basics

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.

 
Stop Hunger volunteering
 

Fighting hunger near you

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.

 
Stop Hunger Awards 2020
 

2020 Stop Hunger Award winners revealed

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

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.

 
The Great Sodexo Bake Off winners
 

Our 2020 Bake Off winners

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.

 
MasterChef
 

A master chef on MasterChef

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.

 
Thank you for saluting our Forces
 

Thank you for saluting our Forces

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.

 
 
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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