Work from home has been taking a toll on many employees’ mental health and companies are not shutting their eyes to this. As an effort to support the well-being of its global team, Manulife recently introduces a new initiative called “Fuel Up Fridays”.
Set out to be effective on September 10th, the insurance company will dedicate the second Friday of each month through the end of the year to “fueling up” through a morning of collective learning. Then in the afternoon on the same day, the company also dedicate some time off to recharge in support of physical and mental health.
In addition, Manulife is once again giving its more than 37,000 colleagues globally five additional personal days to use during 2022 in appreciation of all the hard work they’ve done helping people make decisions easier and lives better.
“Our team has shown incredible stamina as we continue to navigate the global pandemic, supporting our customers, our communities, and each other,” said Manulife CEO Roy Gori. “We know that many different factors contribute to our physical and mental well-being, and that’s why we’ll continue to take a holistic approach focused on fueling our creativity through learning, and fueling our resilience through rest.”
Throughout the pandemic, the company is committed to supporting the well-being of its global team and promoting a greater sense of connectivity, engagement, and inclusion. Earlier this year, Manulife also launched “Elevate”, a program of activities and celebrations around healthy living, and also marked the second “Thank You Day” off for all colleagues globally.