Your Stories & Events

Make Yourself at Home

Have you made yourself at home?

 
Time 190 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

On 22 September, we saw a reversal of the UK Government’s position on home-working. Having embarked on a pro-active ‘back to work’ campaign over summer, colleagues all over the UK have now been asked again to work from home again if they can.

For Sodexo UK & Ireland, this means a continuation of our pre-September arrangement for those who would normally be based in a central office. As we embark on this longer period of home-working, check out the advice and materials below, taken from the best bits of our Make Yourself at Home campaign from earlier this year.

Make space - click here

First, let’s focus on your home-working environment. Try to have an area separate to your living space to work. You might well be comfortable on your sofa, but this isn’t great for your posture!

Get connected – make the most of technology - click here

With a flexible working day and with all our conversations, meetings and social interactions taking place virtually, our laptops and the software contained within them are key – so it’s a good idea to look after them!

Keep compliant - click here

It’s everyone’s responsibility to use data properly and safely, and all colleagues must comply with data protection law and other policies and guidance which relates to their role within the business.

Stay connected – with your team and other colleagues - click here

Arguably our biggest challenge of the year has been staying connected with other people. The good news is, we can still stay social and keep connected to the groups and communities that matter to us most.

Ask for help - click here

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that this year has been hard on us all. Whether you’re struggling to adjust to the technical side of working from home, the social (or lack of) element or it isn’t working out for you for other reasons, don’t suffer alone.

Reaching out for help doesn't have to be formal. Ensure you make the time to check-in with colleagues regularly - a weekly chat about non work-related topics can be mutually beneficial.

Please remember to make full use of Talk. It’s available 24/7, and open to all colleagues (as well as people living with an employee).

 

Share this story About sharing

  
Send to Kindle

News

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.

 
WasteLESS Week 2020 winners
 

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.

 
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 - anything is possible graphic
 

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.

 
Sodexo Apprenticeships - anything is possible
 

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.  

 
Anything is possible, Sodexo Apprenticeships - Francisco Torija
 

Building for the future with apprenticeships

In November 2020, Sodexo UK & Ireland launched its first formal technical apprenticeship programme, designed to create the engineering skills needed in the future of the Facilities Management industry.

 
WasteLESS Week 2020 winners
 

Our 2020 WasteLESS Week winners

As a key strategic priority, food waste was taste of the town for WasteLESS Week 2020 encouraging all of you to shout about the ways you’re reducing food waste both on-site and at home. With WRAP’s Food Waste Action Week around the corner, we’re sharing our 2020 winner’s recipe for success.

 
NAW 2021
 

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

This week (8 to 14 February 2021) in the UK is National Apprenticeship Week 2021, giving us the opportunity to celebrate the success of our Sodexo colleagues regioanally, and share the possibilities afforded to us all by modern apprenticeships.

 
RVS logo
 

Volunteering to stop the spread

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?