Looking back on International Week of Happiness at Work 2023

Last month we took part in International Week of Happiness at Work. Our people are at the forefront of what we do and are the reason we provide such a fantastic product and level of service to our customers.

During this global week we took the opportunity to celebrate each other, eat cake and look at what else we can do to continue to keep our teams loving working with Stiltz.

Kate Stevens from our HR department took her camera round our head office and found out some of our favourite things about working for Stiltz – check out her video!

Kudos Boards

Our teams readily got involved in creating a community spirit by sharing kudos with their colleagues. We supplied our teams with their choice of love or thumbs-up shaped post-it notes and asked all to anonymously write something nice about their colleagues.

From lending an extra pair of hands when needed to making each other laugh, all efforts big and small were praised. This exercise started to get people thinking about how we all help each other, while also giving everyone a friendly confidence boost and increasing their endorphins for the day.


We treated our office teams to some tasty Stiltz cupcakes. Tracking our field teams down in far-flung corners of the UK with a cake might have proved tricky, so we sent them all a Gregg’s voucher giving them the option of choosing a treat of their own.

Looking to the Future

We have internal committees for our people to enable them to have a voice within the business; SEEM is the Stiltz Employee Engagement Meeting and the Wellbeing Committee explores ways in which we can provide information and initiatives to our people to help support their wellbeing.

Not ones to sit on our laurels we held focus groups to find out people’s thoughts on how we can continue to facilitate happiness whilst working at Stiltz. Our teams took this opportunity to tell us what they loved about working for Stiltz and suggested further ways for us to promote a healthy and happy working environment.

Tara Lochery, Group People Director at Stiltz, shared:

It was great to see the teams engaging with International Week of Happiness at Work, giving praise to each other, and sharing their thoughts and ideas with us for the future. We are looking forward to implementing some of these and building on our supportive community”.

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