How did you hear about OpenUp?
“When we first heard about OpenUp, the topic of mental health was already on our radar and we wanted to prioritise it at some later point, but hadn’t actively looked for support in that area yet. Then, the pandemic came. Everyone suddenly had to start working from home and the company grew rapidly. It was ideal timing and, as of today, 106 employees benefit from the OpenUp services.”
How does your company work towards ensuring the well-being and long-term viability of its employees?
“ We are an ambitious company that provides direct-to-consumer e-commerce solutions and specialises in building successful lifestyle brands. We are result-oriented and foster our team member’s personal growth regularly. We have an open culture and mental health is discussed honestly. We run surveys twice a year where we ask employees what they need and we try to find ways to support their mental wellbeing. For example, we offer Yoga and Zumba sessions with a certified trainer and we provide different program discounts. This includes meditation apps (7mind), sports clubs (Gymondo/ Urban Sports Club), Decathlon, and music apps (Apple Music/ Spotify).”
What challenge were you trying to solve when you chose to partner with OpenUp?
“Before joining OpenUp, we used to support our employees with their mental health challenges by offering (HR) open hours and by maintaining an open and honest culture to speak up (e.g. through quarterly feedback and happiness surveys). However, we saw that the need for mental health support had increased rapidly. Partly due to Covid-19, working from home resulted in (too) little contact with employees and less control over their well-being. This is when we got in touch with external mental health service providers.”