Lucy Hoyle & Ellie Woodhams: Finding the ‘happy’ balance

In this week’s episode, Ellie Woodhams, Talent Partner, and Lucy Hoyle, Curation Manager at Perlego, join Paul in a candid conversation about how their passion for wellbeing has influenced their roles and the culture of their workplace.

Both employees at Perlego, an online digital library focusing on academic, professional and non-fiction eBooks, Ellie and Lucy discuss how they've been able to create a psychologically safe environment at work by advocating mental wellbeing among their colleagues.

After an employee sadly left Perlego due to work stress and burnout, this kick-started a reassessment of their workplace wellbeing and culture. Ellie and Lucy talk about how tackling stigma in the workplace through mental health champions and wellbeing networks, they have seen a rise in engagement with wellbeing initiatives and resources. They explain how placing emphasis on creating a better culture has allowed for invaluable improvements in their employees’ wellbeing and how this has truly impacted their workplace.

What’s the ‘happy’ balance?

It’s the balance between people feeling comfortable sharing their experiences and being aware of workplace boundaries and context.

Listen to this episode to find out more!

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Lucy Hoyle - Curation Manager at Perlego

Ellie Woodhams - Former Talent Partner at Perlego

Paul McGregor


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