Scotiabank adds two additional paid personal days for all eligible Canadian employees ahead of World Mental Health Day
TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Scotiabank is adding two additional paid personal days for eligible Canadian employees in support of mental health and broader wellbeing.
"Our people are our most important asset, and their wellbeing is a top priority for Scotiabank," says Barbara Mason, Chief Human Resources Officer. "We strongly believe that by offering employees greater flexibility to take time off to achieve greater work-life balance, our employee population will be healthier and happier, and therefore enabled to perform at their very best."
Staying cyber safe and keeping information secure at work and at home
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Tetra Tech is proud to be a cybersecurity champion and support this important online safety and education initiative. The cybersecurity and digital privacy of our employees and customers is vital to our operations. We invite you to #BeCyberSmart today and every day by joining us throughout October as we share proactive ways to stay safe online to protect yourself, your business, and your family.
The PayPal employee GIVE Teams around the world partner with local nonprofits to make a positive social impact, encouraging employees to volunteer their time to strengthen the communities where they live and work.
On September 4th, Alexion partnered with the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association to host one of the world's most fascinating business and sports women, Debra Searle, at Alexion's Zurich offices for an evening of inspiration and discussion.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor that is held each year. The event aims to recognize the successes of workplace safety and health programs, and empower organizations to energize their health and safety programs. When successful, these programs can improve sustainability and proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury.
According to a study by the Institute of College Access and Success, 65 percent of college seniors in the U.S. who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges have student loan debt, with borrowers owing an average of $28,650. Yet, despite this continuously growing problem debt issue, for years, parents, teachers and school counselors have told young students “you have to go to college if you want to have a career.”
Last month, the Business Roundtable modernized its principles on the role of a corporation. The purpose for many corporations now encompasses this list: value for customers, investing in employees, fostering diversity and inclusion, dealing fairly and ethically with suppliers, supporting the communities in which we work, and protecting the environment.
We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for it.
We work to keep our employees and communities safe, protect our physical assets, and ensure our customers have the products they need. In the calm after the storm, we strive to restore normal operations as safely and quickly as possible, while working with local authorities and organizations to help our communities recover.
The connection between well-being and safety is a straight line. That is why Domtar’s well-being and safety initiatives go hand-in-hand in keeping our colleagues healthy and safe.
Our data and experience show that colleagues who are too tired to carry out their tasks properly or not feeling well because of stress and/or chronic health conditions, are more injury and accidentprone. They may also unintentionally place co-workers at risk. Having employees come to work physically, mentally and emotionally prepared can minimize these situations.
The introduction of the ISO 45001 standard has put a renewed emphasis on written health and safety programs, and while not all organizations pursue certification, many are basing their approach on this model.
Antea Group’s blog has the guidelines on how you can develop a written health and safety plan that is effective and can be practically implemented for your organization.