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IRC member ACS Launches Wellbeing Guide for Retailers and Colleagues

6 Sep 2021

The Wellbeing Guide provides retailers with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.
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IRC member ACS Launches Wellbeing Guide for Retailers and Colleagues

Posted on in Business News, Brands & Products News, Cycles News

Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) member ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched new guidance to provide retailers with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.

IRC iconThe Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) is a well-established organisation that brings together like-minded trade associations with interests in the small and independent retail sector. It currently represents c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK and provides a lobbying platform for increasing the profile and voice of independent retailing within Government and Parliament. The ACT and ActSmart are key members of the IRC to represent their members.

Launched today (31st August) the Wellbeing Guide has been developed in collaboration with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) to provide guidance for retailers of all sizes about practical steps to take on the shop floor to improve staff retention and customer service via a healthy, engaged workforce.

The guide looks at eight key areas of wellbeing, which are:

  • Working environment
  • Relationships and connections
  • Health
  • Learning
  • Work and life balance
  • Personal and purpose
  • Colleague voice
  • Personal finance

In addition to advice and practical steps that retailers can take in their business, the guide also includes case studies from across the sector and covers wellbeing for independent retailers as business owners themselves. Workplace wellbeing is best understood as how people can grow and flourish in the business.

The full guidance is available to download here: https://bit.ly/ACSwellbeingguide

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