Our people provide the power that fuels our business, so when the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the world of work, we found a multitude of ways to help them thrive physically, mentally and socially.
Through a Supporting You Now framework, we demonstrated and facilitated access to the many existing and new benefits available to help employees cope with childcare, emotional stress, healthcare issues and other demands. During a digitally dependent time, record numbers of employees working from home logged into a digital app to join virtual yoga classes, participate in health habit challenges and more. We introduced a digital stress management program that provided a daily Cup of Calm, Breathe activity and other personalized tips for managing day-to-day anxiety, and launched an “It’s OK” campaign to align with World Mental Health Day.
Tapping into the power of community and camaraderie, we invited employees to show how they care for themselves and coworkers by taking a Working Together Pledge. Participation in this ongoing program jumped by 20% as coworkers and managers singled out colleagues for verbal recognition and a small monetary reward.