Keeping my head straight

Posted on 18 May 2018 at 12:00 AM by Dave Roberts

For those of you who don’t know me, my name's Dave Roberts and I look after all of our pensions and benefits, and most recently have also taken on responsibility for our Wellbeing strategy. Asides from my work life, I’m also a husband and the dad to two cheeky blighters. Becoming a dad was one of the most magical moments in my life, and whilst it’s not always easy I wouldn’t ever have it any other way.  I’m sure many of you out there have kids, and you’ll know what I mean when I say that...

Why coaching should be encouraged

Posted on 15 May 2018 at 12:00 AM by Roxanne Chand

Learning and developing new skills is essential if you want to move forward in your career. Every task you’ve been set, every project you have worked through has only helped you to improve your knowledge no matter how big or small the takeaway was, you still grew and developed your skills in some way. Many organisations encourage self-learning at all levels. This is an excellent way for employees to take control of their learning and push themselves to be better. However, there is a lot t...

Helping our people Thrive

Posted on 15 May 2018 at 12:00 AM by Dave Roberts

Our people are our brand and their wellbeing is so important to us.  We understand that a person’s wellbeing is a deeply personal subject, and it’s something that as an organisation we don’t talk about enough. However, we think it’s time to make a change and ensure that wellbeing around Virgin Media is part of a daily conversation which everyone can feel included in, whether it’s about physical, mental, social or financial Wellbeing.  To help drive this, we’ve created Thrive, our new coll...

The benefits of cycling to work

Posted on 14 May 2018 at 12:00 AM by Philip Godfrey

For me, cycling to work started as a way of trying to squeeze exercise into an already very busy week. I’d wanted to do it for years, and finally after moving house and moving closer to work I got the push I needed. I started in summer, so weather wasn’t an issue. At first and at certain points it was tough whilst my legs got used to using muscles I clearly didn’t use regularly enough. After a few weeks though, I found that hills were easier, and where at first I was opting for easier gears...

How to avoid the stay-late culture

Posted on 9 May 2018 at 12:00 AM by Roxanne Chand

Let me start this article off with a few simple questions... How many hours are you contracted to work each week? And how many hours do you actually work? Let me guess, you work more than you're contracted to do and you feel that sometimes there is more to do than there is time allocated to do it. Unfortunately, that's the reality for some and instead of speaking up; you have instead decided to expand your workday to tackle this issue. Don't worry you're not alone! Nearly two-thirds of...