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According to a report by the U.S. Surgeon General, nearly 76% of U.S. employees report that they are struggling with at least one symptom related to a mental health condition like anxiety or depression. Burnout is also on the rise, as is a heightened amount of stress due to the economy and widespread layoffs.
In this environment, it’s no surprise that, for many professionals, having access to mental health and wellness benefits is a top requirement. Here, we share a five top companies that are truly prioritizing their employees' mental health and overall wellbeing. If you’re looking for a company that will fully support you and help you live your best life, check out these great companies!
Alight Solutions is a leading cloud-based provider of integrated digital human capital and business solutions. They optimize business processes as a service (BPaaS) to deliver superior outcomes for employees and employers across a comprehensive portfolio of services.
Alight supports their employees’ mental health through a variety of programs and benefits, including having a global minimum maternity and paternity leave standard, flexible work, dedicated health navigation support, and more! Thanks to their impressive efforts, Alight was also recently recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) as a Corporate Champion for mental health.
Banfield Pet Hospital is the largest veterinary practice in the world and an innovative leader in the industry. They’re also a community of people characterized by diversity of thought, background, preferences, and approach, and they are bonded together by their commitment to their purpose: a better world for pets.
To achieve this vision, Banfield puts great emphasis on fully supporting their associates by fostering a sustained culture of health and wellbeing. To do so, they offer a multitude of benefits, including comprehensive health, welfare, and time away benefits; stress resilience and energy management programs; a series of free counseling services for associates and their families through the Associate Assistance Program; and ASK — Assess, Support, Know — their initiative to assist caregivers in getting the help they need.
eHealth’s mission is to connect Americans with quality, affordable health insurance and Medicare plans. Through their leading technology, far-reaching partnerships, consumer advocacy, and industry expertise, they work tirelessly to be the online standard for finding, comparing, and buying health insurance.
At eHealth, they know that their people are their greatest resource and put a heavy emphasis on promoting work-life balance for their team. As part of this, eHealth offers perks like flexible work-from-home policies and a top-of-the-line confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program is there to help employees with things like stress, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, relationship issues, legal issues, parenting questions, financial counseling, and dependent care resources 24/7, 365 days a year — and all for free!
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, science solutions, and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. They achieve this by cultivating an inclusive culture that enables every employee to leverage their unique talents and high performance standards to create cohesive and collaborative teams that drive innovative solutions.
Leidos fully understands the importance of supporting their team's mental health and overall wellbeing. As part of this, they offer benefits like caretaking assistance and flexible work to improve work-life balance; created a CEO Pledge to End Addiction; partnered with the Milken Institute Center for Public Health to accelerate this Pledge; made a commitment to address the broader challenges related to mental health via Mission for the Mind: Advancing Mental Health Solutions; rolled out a free app providing a diverse range of meditations, exercises, and programs that can be used to foster mental wellbeing; and more!
Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. To achieve this, Zynga’s goal is to ensure that each team member has the support, resources, and opportunity to do the best work of their career! At Zynga, health, productivity, and happiness go hand-in-hand.
To support their teams’ overall health and wellness, Zynga offers flexible time-off policies, office rest areas, gaming spaces, gym benefits, wellness programs, and work-from-home benefits as part of a ‘Connected Workplace’, where every team member has a specified workstyle that is determined based on the nature of their role and the team they are a part of. Further, Zynga has dedicated resource groups — such as Women at Zynga (WAZ) and a charitable giving group zCares — which form support groups for team members. It’s no wonder Zynga is a certified Great Place to Work!
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