The presentation of the HR Explore Award 2021, organized by Voka Antwerpen-Waasland, took place on November 16, 2021. The award rewards the Antwerp-Wase company with the most commendable HR achievement of the past two years.
hello! won 60 minutes of exercise = 10 minutes paid vacation with the case🏆
A healthy mind in a healthy body
CEO Bart Van Zele explains: "'Mens sana in corpore sano'. Juvenalis already knew this almost 2000 years ago, but the difference between theory and practice is sometimes big and motivation sometimes small. With this sporty experiment I try to contribute to the famous motto. Colleagues who are looking for a good work-life balance, a balanced life with sufficient exercise and sport, are stimulated by this."
Sports is a broad concept: cycling, swimming, running, squash, fitness, but also walking are eligible. "There is no value judgment about the type of sport. Colleagues have to use their common sense, but darts and shopping on the Meir are unfortunately not eligible. The most important thing is that you are consciously moving," says Bart.
There are hardly any other rules of the game, except for a maximum number of hours that each colleague can collect.
Keeping track of sporting performance is done with an activity tracker that is available to anyone who wants it. But it only serves to know for yourself how long and intensively you have been exercising. It is not a means of control. "Our corporate culture is very open and based on trust. There should be no control mechanism in that."
The initiative lends itself to be applied in any organization, small or large. Anyone can participate and no one is excluded. "In recent months I have noticed that many fellow entrepreneurs are adopting this idea and that is of course great. I hope it will be followed by many more", Bart concludes.
hello! is a software company that supports companies and organizations in the communication of events. Event managers can use the software to inform, invite, register and thank their guests afterwards. The complete communication flow before, during and after the event.
hello! is the market leader in Belgium and a dominant player on the Dutch market. Every day, about 10 colleagues work on the further development of the product.