We’re invested in our wellbeing, because achieving our full potential requires the whole being – physical, emotional, financial and social – to be in sync. When our people thrive, we all win.
At BNY Mellon, we’re invested in helping our people realize their full potential, through a winning culture founded on shared values: client focus, integrity, teamwork and excellence. This applies to the company, to the work we do for clients and in our communities, and to personal wellbeing. When each of us is at our best – on and off the job – everyone wins.
A new worldwide wellbeing initiative, launched in mid-2016, is simply called IN. It takes our people commitment to a new level – and signals an important shift in the BNY Mellon culture. This cutting-edge, holistic program fosters a healthy work environment and provides a comprehensive framework and support model that enables people to pursue physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing. Talent is a key competitive advantage at BNY Mellon, and the link between wellbeing and high performance – in every aspect of life and work – has never been stronger. Through convenient access to high-quality resources, programs and services, IN inspires and empowers our people to take control of their total wellbeing. Here’s what a few IN participants shared with us:
“I became aware of how active or non-active I was. Having an aim of 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day kept me moving. For an average active person, I think the challenge was on point.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the healthy competition not only with other teams, but with my teammates as well. It was a very fun experience and for the first time, I learned how to utilize an electronic device and app to reach my goals.”
“I personally would not change a thing about the program. I feel it was designed perfectly! Thank you”
“We believe providing a workplace where employees are valued as individuals, can learn and grow through meaningful work and their wellbeing is a priority will lead to higher levels of engagement, productivity and innovation to drive results for our clients and ultimately help our company succeed.”Diane Doyle-Love, Vice President and Manager, Employee Health and Productivity, BNY Mellon
One in five people, aged 15 to 64, suffers from mental ill-health during their lifetime. Many struggle privately rather than seek help to avoid being perceived or labeled negatively. Fear of stigma can be particularly acute at work, where one is under high pressure to outperform. By making holistic wellbeing a top priority, BNY Mellon’s IN program is spurring valuable discussion around mental health and the workplace. Around the world, our people are taking action. For example, BNY Mellon managers and their team members in our EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region gathered to learn and share how they can improve mental health, boost emotional resilience and be more supportive and inclusive of those with mental health issues. More than 1,000 people across the region registered to attend one or more sessions on mental health during the month-long campaign, showing a genuine desire to engage proactively in bolstering mental health with confidence. In addition, more than 500 leaders globally signed up for a managers’ webinar or workshop providing guidance on how to identify and address mental health challenges in their teams.
"I have a family member who suffers from depression and this session certainly opened my eyes. I now feel more confident with my understanding of the condition and how I can help. The session was also very helpful in pointing out signs to watch for within the workplace. It’s great that BNY Mellon promotes and encourages attendance at such events."
— BNY Mellon Employee
The costs of poor mental health for individuals, employers and society, at large, are too high to ignore. The total cost of mental illness is estimated at around 3.5 percent of GDP in Europe, alone.
Around 30 – 50 percent of all new sickness and disability claims in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries are from mental health issues.
Source: “Fit Mind, Fit Job – From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work.” OECD Council. 4 March 2015.
“Empowering our employees to bring their best selves to work means caring for their whole selves...We’re committed to driving greater openness around mental health and offering employees the tools and support to effectively manage emotional wellbeing.”Michael Cole-Fontayn, Former Chairman, EMEA
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