Yourwellness Magazine Investigates Good Companies to Work For

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With Nestle recently unveiling nearly 2,000 jobs and paid work experience opportunities for young people, Yourwellness Magazine investigated good companies to work for.

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Food giant Nestle recently unveiled nearly 2,000 jobs and paid work experience opportunities for young people, The Mirror reported November 15th. The article, “Nestle unveil 2,000 jobs and paid work experience opportunities,” noted that over the next three years Nestle would create 1,600 jobs for school-leavers and graduates as well as 300 paid work experience placements with opportunities from the shop floor to management training. Fiona Kendrick, Nestle chief executive, commented, ‘Sadly, young people in the UK and Ireland are stuck in a catch-22 situation – they can’t get a job without experience, but can’t get experience without a job.’ The firm is helping social enterprise group MyKindaCrowd to give skills and employability training to more than 12,000 school and college students. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/jobs/nestle-unveil-2000-jobs-paid-2793387#ixzz2lAsAZjlC)

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine took a closer look at other companies that invest in their employees. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘The leader of any successful company will tell you that a work-life balance is good for corporate wellness; a reputation of putting employee wellbeing first increases morale, yields superior work and attracts the best talent in the market. Recently, job site Indeed.com released a list of the top 25 companies nationwide in terms of work-life balance, and director of recruiting Mark Steinerd explained, “Proper work-life balance makes employees feel appreciated, which in turn makes them more productive and more likely to stay with the company for an extended period of time. This list showcases those companies that, according to previous or current employees, got it right.” (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/10/what-makes-a-company-excel-at-creating-work-life-balance/#sthash.eJBjssjS.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine explained that companies who made the list often infused balance into the work day itself, through creative managerial practices. Yourwellness Magazine detailed the practises of companies such as application development firm Fifth Tribe, which aims to reduce desk time by having employees collaborate over an intensive four-mile hike rather than a conference room. Yourwellness Magazine pointed out that the physical challenge is a great team-building exercise, and the collaborating element promotes thinking outside the box by removing professionals from the box itself.

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