Company focuses on learning and development while giving workers five extra days off
Manulife is starting a new program to support the continuous learning and development and overall well-being of its workers.
Starting Sept. 10, the company is launching a “Fuel Up Fridays” program that will give workers a morning of collective learning, followed by an afternoon off to allow them to recharge.
“Our team has shown incredible stamina as we continue to navigate the global pandemic, supporting our customers, our communities, and each other,” says Roy Gori, Manulife CEO. “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.”
The program will be held on the second Friday of each month through the end of the year.
Also, Manulife is giving its more than 37,000 colleagues five additional personal days to use during 2022.
This is done “in appreciation of all the hard work they’ve done helping people make decisions easier and lives better,” according to the company.
Last year, Manulife also provided its workers a free day off, boosted employee benefits for families and gave its workers around the world the equivalent of C$50 in their local currency to create acts of kindness in their local communities.