Karsten Horne

If you thought climbing the highest mountain in Africa would tire Reho Travel’s Chief Executive, Karsten Horne, think again. He’s back, full of energy & ready to take on another challenge.

It’s all well and good at Reho.

Reho Travel is a travel business that could never be accused of standing still, so it is no surprise that the team has embraced raising funds towards supporting kids and adults with cerebral palsy.

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This month the Reho team has joined thousands of companies around the world in the Steptember challenge, which requires us to take at least 10,000 steps a day. It’s now halfway through the month, and the competition is hot. So far, each of the 30 strong team has taken over 10,000 steps a day, several even averaging over 20,000. From my calculation makes that over 5,000,000 steps or a return trip to Perth from our Sydney or Melbourne offices.

Just back from climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Natasha & I took the challenge up a few notches last weekend, both running over 50,000 steps when we competed in the Sydney Marathon.

Employee wellbeing and supporting causes are an integral part of Reho’s culture. The work we do in Malawi is well publicised, however little is known of our philosophy around wellbeing.

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For me, the wellbeing of my team is the foundation of the success of the business.

Earlier this year we introduced wellbeing leave to replace sick leave and it has made a profound difference to the team who have embraced the idea and the philosophy behind it.

I’m happy to share the four key points of the Reho wellbeing leave concept with the KARRYON audience:

 

1. PROACTIVE ABOUT WELLBEING

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Considering the daily stresses outside of the workplace, as a business we have chosen to be more proactive toward our employees wellbeing, which may contribute to preventing both physical and mental health illness or reduce the length of illness.

 

2. NO GUILT FOR MUCH-NEEDED BREAKS

 

Less confusion amongst those not taking time off and no guilt from those taking time off.

 

3. EQUAL BENEFITS

 

It’s as easy as making sure everyone has equal benefits.

 

4. DEPEND ON EACH OTHER

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It is a key part of the BCorp philosophy which we aspire to. “That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered” and “we are each dependent upon each other and thus responsible for each other and future generations”.

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Should your company follow Reho Travel & be more focused on wellbeing?