If you ask the leadership team at any successful company, they’ll tell you people are at the core of their business. That’s why every employer has a responsibility to support the wellbeing of the whole employee, which includes recognizing mental health needs, supporting their physical and nutritional health in fun and engaging ways, reducing stress and increasing joy, and much more.
At Workday our employees come first, and we take a holistic approach to their wellbeing. We’ve created programming that focuses on four core pillars: happiness, health, movement, and nutrition. This goes far beyond traditional medical benefits and wellness offerings, and allows employees to focus on the wellbeing goals that are most important to them individually.
Take, for example, the company-wide educational campaign we launched last year about reducing the stigma around mental health. We hosted events at our offices around the world including seminars and panels with mental health professionals, offered resources, and opened up the dialogue around taking care of your mental health at work. Or our Team Wellbeing Experiences, where we personalize and plan a custom event that works best for a specific team, such as taking a cooking class, spin class, or meditating together. Or Mountain Day, a company-wide event where we organize team hikes around the world. And Wellbeing Week, a week in January with guest speakers, on-site health events and education, and fun challenges to help employees set and stick to their wellbeing goals.