About Sopra Steria
European leader in Consulting, digital services and software development.
Sopra Steria helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach.
Sopra Steria is a Joyful Living regular client, which used to have regular onsite massages over 4 locations to alleviate employees’ physical and mental tension. Sopra Steria faced a huge challenge at the start of the pandemic when pretty much overnight, the way they worked with their customers, partners and suppliers dramatically changed. They instinctively knew that putting the health, safety and wellbeing of their people first had to be at the heart of their response to the pandemic.
A big part of their wellbeing response was to address the sometimes long hours employees were spending sitting at a desk. A key aspect of this was to offer them a variety of classes to join with colleagues and family members to get them moving, improve their mental health and focus on their physical health.
Joyful Living to the Rescue!
During the pandemic Joyful Living really worked with Soprasteria to find the best options and developed the offer as lockdown and restrictions extended. Initially, we provided a yoga option that the client tried for a few months. This was so popular that the client included HIIT and Meditation. Finally, to add a different dimension and at employees’ request Joyful Living offered Tai Chi.
"During this evolving process Nisha at Joyful Living was knowledgeable, responsive and always provided top quality, reliable instructors. Not only this, we also had ad hoc requirements to help our people with their wellbeing such as breathing techniques and mindfulness too."
Michelle Hodson - HR Programmes Manager - Sopra Steria
"I would thoroughly recommend Joyful Living – they are a dream to work with!"
Executive Assistant to Karen Finn - UK HR Director - Sopra Steria