Recharge

“Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.”

Lao Tzu

Recharge is a programme to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of our team members.

MJ Hudson is a high achieving, high standards business. You work hard and a lot is expected of you. We spend a lot of time and effort investing in our people, to ensure that we produce the best team possible. We recognise that we, along with our clients, have high expectations which at times can be highly demanding resulting in large volumes of work and tight deadlines. We want the best out of our team ensuring that each of you develop good working practices early on in your career. This will help prevent burn out in both a physical and mental sense. You are unable to work effectively if your mind and body is unhealthy.

With this in mind, we have implemented a ‘Recharge’ Plan. The objectives of this are threefold.

To promote a healthy and happy workforce with a good work/life balance

To encourage every team member to partake in at least one element of the plan

For the plan to constantly evolve, adding new elements. The plan should
always have at least ten elements to it

 

During the life of the Plan we have implemented a number of elements to the Plan, the current elements of which are detailed below:

Boot Camp

Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many medical conditions. MJ Hudson takes part in a weekly ‘Boot Camp’ exercise routine.

Hudson’s Heroes

Giving something back to the wider community to those that are less fortunate. Hopefully our Hudson’s Heroes experiences give team members a sense of achievement and a chance to experience situations that we don’t normally replicate in our normal working life. Read more about our charity efforts here.

Switching Off Emails

If you have a scheduled holiday for more than 4 days, you have the option to switch off your emails from your device for your holiday (so that you cannot send or receive new emails).

 

Time Out Lunch

Lunch, learn and inspire. Our monthly lunch with a specially chosen TED talk provides an opportunity to share opinions, ideas and thoughts on things you wouldn’t normally discuss with your colleagues.

Massage

Studies have shown that even a brief massage can enhance performance. All MJ Hudson employees are eligible for a bi-monthly 10 minute head and shoulder massage.

Mindfulness

Regular practice of mindfulness has been proven to have a variety of benefits such as improving focus and creativity, as well as helping to alleviate stress. MJ Hudson hosts fortnightly meditation sessions within the office.

Running Club

Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many medical conditions. To this end, MJ Hudson holds an informal running club on a weekly basis.

Extra Day’s Holiday

All of us can benefit from some extra time to switch off and recharge our batteries. All employees who have completed 12 months continuous employment with the Company will be granted an additional days’ holiday per annum.

Yoga

Dynamic yoga classes are a fast-paced workout and a great way to keep in shape. Benefits include improved external health, greatly improved internal health, the ability to better manage stress and greater energy and focus. MJ Hudson host weekly yoga sessions within the office.

Catch – 2&20 Book Club

Reading for pleasure is known to reduce stress, improve memory and enhance focus.  To stimulate the mind, encourage debate, fuel curiosity and analyse books, Catch-2&20 meet once a month to discuss a book.

4-6-Zero

If you have been with the Company for 4 years (excluding any period of training), you are entitled to request a 6 week for zero pay sabbatical in addition to your annual holiday allowance and any other statutory rights relating to time off. Sabbaticals often provide the kind of experience that broadens an individual’s perspectives and fosters innovation.

Breakfast

Research suggests that starting the day with a healthy breakfast is good for your brain and bodily health, improving concentration and performance. MJ Hudson offers a daily healthy breakfast for the team – a mixture of berries, porridge, natural yoghurt, wholegrain cereals and herbal teas.

Fresh Fruit, Seeds and Salads

The Company provides a free selection of fruit and seeds as well as simple salad.  Eating five portions fruit and vegetables a day can lower the risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, strokes and cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes and obesity.

MARBLES

MJ Hudson understands that mental health is just as important as physical health, so has set up MARBLES to try and improve mental health of its team. The aim of the MARBLES team is to break the silence and stigma surrounding mental health, by creating more awareness about its triggers and how best to deal with them.