With a staggering 74% of employees highlighting wellness strategies as one of the key elements to achieving job satisfaction1, it is becoming increasingly important for ethical franchise brands to establish a foundation of maintaining their teams’ wellbeing. And with personal wellbeing in business becoming increasingly championed, it is imperative that leading brands follow suit and employ a culture of care and empathy at every level. That’s why, at Tezlom, we practice what we preach. As we accelerate our efforts to become the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment franchise, we have welcomed Kay Lou Haskins, a recognised breath coach and cold-water therapist, to head office to support our network’s physical and mental health.
With franchisees up and down the country helping place devoted and passionate carers in important roles, we understand the need for that level of care and time to be reciprocated. And as the Brand Manager and Mental Health ambassador for our fast-growing network, Kay Lou’s role is to do just that! Helping to alleviate stress and anxiety within the network, Kay Lou will be an instrumental figure within head office as franchisees step-up their operations.
Having worked closely with The BFA at the Empowering Women in Business events and with other major brands, including multinational retailer Aldi, Kay Lou understands the demands that large scale corporations have on employees, including the intricacies of the franchise industry. Kay Lou’s expertise and passion will support our team in managing feelings of anxiety, panic, overwhelm, and burnout and to nurture empathy within the franchise network towards gaining a healthier perspective on their daily habits and how they live.
“I’m incredibly proud to have been welcomed into the Tezlom head office with such open arms,” said Kay Lou. “Having battled with my own mental health, I know how valuable breath work, cold water therapy and mindfulness practices can be to alleviate the strains, worries and pressures that can come naturally with important jobs and fast paced environments. Everyone deserves to have access to people that can support their mental health and wellbeing, so it's testament to Tezlom that they recognised the importance of my role – especially as they grow and scale up their own operations. Tezlom’s values and passion for empathy closely align with my own ethos, so it feels amazing to be welcomed into a brand that, fundamentally, has caring at its core.”
With eight core pillars of transparency, equality, zealous, loyalty, organic and motivation, Kay Lou’s appointment is an important step for us all here at Tezlom. We are, and always will be, a franchise that champions the importance of wellbeing in the workplace. And with the needs of our franchisees changing all the time, we are incredibly proud to be providing a platform for a true advocate of mental health awareness. Our passion for wellness and creating a culture of care in our brand aren’t just throw-away statements – it is our mission.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming Kay Lou to the Tezlom team, and we believe this an example of how the recruitment and franchise industries are evolving,” says Ryan Armitage, founder of Tezlom. “We all know that working in the sector is high pressure and we can often lose sight of our own wellbeing, so having someone here that understands and relates with the brand and mission is incredibly positive. This is the start of a significant period for the recruitment and franchise industry, as other brands will begin to see the value Kay Lou brings to our entire operation.”
1Caboodle, 2022, 66 employee wellness statistics that show the true state of employee wellbeing