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JackpotJoy Group: October Health Month

​How do you safeguard the health and well-being of more than 250 employees at six offices across the globe? It turns out you need a kickass HR team, because that’s just what they’re doing this October. Your health is super important, you might have wealth and happiness, but if you don’t have your health it’s rather difficult to enjoy them.

That’s why October is Health Month at Jackpotjoy Group.

All month we’re turning the spotlight on health, with the aim of fostering good habits and health-positive behaviour in our employees. After all, a company’s employees are its greatest asset, and if they’re not healthy then the company is in pretty poor shape!

The idea to have a health month was dreamed up way back in April during the Inspire 2017 conference in Taormina, when it was decided that Jackpotjoy should continue and strengthen its drive becoming THE Employer of Choice. More than just an industry buzzword, the phrase ‘Employer of Choice’ is a set of self-defined goals for the company to create a working environment that is actively beneficial to its employees. The Health month initiative is just one manifestation of that desire.

Because every office is different, and not every location has the same resources available, health month is going to look a little different for every member of Team Jackpotjoy depending on where they are. Every office has a choice of nourishing fresh fruit available to it, but the activities on offer are not the same. Here’s what’s on the cards at our various offices around the world this October.

In Malta there’ll be free in-house yoga sessions, these normally cost a fee, but will be covered by the company in October; a five-a-side football pitch will be rented every week for those interested in a kickabout after work hours. There’ll be an in-house visit from an eye specialist, and visits from a health department nutritionist, Dr Mario Caruana, who’ll give an hour-long talk about healthy eating. Additionally, towards the end of the month flu shots will be made available. We will also be turning the spotlight onto the importance of Mental Health awareness and will be bringing in psychology and employee support experts from The Richmond Foundation to help out with this.

Our colleagues across the globe (quite literally in some cases) are organising a wide range of happy and healthy initiatives, ranging from a badminton tournament in October; a masseur; health check-ups, a visit from a qualified physiotherapist, yoga and circuit training, and more! Meanwhile the Stockholm JPJers will have health check-ups, and a visit from a stress management specialist. They’ll also get some balance mats to keep them on their toes.

For our colleagues in Skövde, things are a bit more hardcore, with a range of physical activities, including a ‘Cirkelgym’, outdoor cross training, and swimming. Not to be outdone, the Malta office is sponsoring a number of brave souls to make up Team Jackpotjoy in ’The Grid Sprint’, a gruelling 6km run-obstacle course.

Ultimately, the onus is then back on all of us at Jackpotjoy Group to look after ourselves and our loved ones. Get up every half an hour or so and move around a bit, smile often, and try not to eat too much sugar, and always, always, wear sunscreen.

Written by Kris Green - Content Writer

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