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During Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re all about companies that recognize how important their employees’ mental health and wellbeing are. It is, of course, important to support the wellness of your people at a core level — but it’s also essential for improving your company culture and the work you do.
That’s why we’ve rounded up nine companies with excellent mental health benefits that are hiring right now.
A comprehensive customer engagement platform, Braze aims to power relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. The company was named a Leader in Forrester's 2020 Mobile Engagement Automation Wave™ report and recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces for two years in a row.
Braze offers a comprehensive “Modern Health” benefit, which includes eight free therapy sessions, along with eight free coaching sessions for personal and professional development. Modern Health also includes community circles and sessions for additional support.
CarGurus is the most visited and used automotive marketplace in the U.S. — and it’s also a workplace where, as the company says, everyone can be themselves and thrive.
Because the company believes that it’s important to create a workplace where employees can show up as their “whole, authentic selves,” they prioritize mental health, giving workers the chance to take time off to focus on their well-being. Just one of its wellness initiatives is company-wide mental health holidays throughout the year when employees can take time to rest and recharge.
Cox Enterprises subsists on the principles of hard work, respect for employees, entrepreneurship and making bold decisions. Divided into major divisions that include Cox Communications and Cox Automotive, Cox is a global company with 50,000 employees — employees it highly values.
To support its workers, the company offers several mental health benefits, including video behavioral therapy, Talk Saves Lives Training (developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention), resources for the Living Employee Assistance Program (free therapy visits along with a variety of other services), free access to Headspace and daily Cox meditation calls.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) is committed to diversity and inclusion, sustainability and other core values.
ELC has 13 employee resource groups (ERGs) in total, including two focused on mental health: the Disability and Mental Health ERG and Mental Health and Wellbeing ERG. This is reflective of a larger culture of support.
Heap empowers businesses to discover insights and take action through software that automatically collects, organizes, analyzes and connects customer data. The business is also committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive community within and outside of Heap.
Initiatives like unlimited PTO — and a requirement to take at least 21 days off, including five consecutive days — help support mental health. But it’s Mental Escape, company-wide days offer to unplug and disconnect, and Treat Yo Self Day, a $100 stiped to invest in self-care, that really demonstrate the company’s commitment to the well-being of its employees.
“We don’t just encourage diverse perspectives, we’ve built a business that depends on those perspectives.” That’s how RBC describes its philosophy. The wealth management firm provides trusted advice and wealth management solutions to individuals, families and institutions around the world, and it also believes in assisting its employees.
RBC Wealth Management offers several mental health programs, including free, confidential counseling and coaching services for employees and their family members who may be experiencing stress, depression and other mental health concerns. Employees are also entitled to a free year-long subscription to the Headspace meditation app.
At SoFi, employees and members are reconceptualizing the way people think about and interact with personal finance. The fintech company uses mobile-first technology to help its 2+ million members reach their financial goals.
And the health and wellness of its employees are integral to SoFi’s success. For this reason, the fintech company ensures that employees are equipped with the right tools and resources, including a digital benefit through Modern Health that enables workers and their eligible dependents to meet with coaches and clinical care providers at no cost to them. SoFi also offers “SoFridays,” when exempt employees are encouraged to end their workweek at 2 pm local time every Friday.
Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. It’s all about the data — which the business uses to do everything from making cities safer to powering data centers behind some of the world’s biggest companies.
Western Digital’s You Matter program helps employees take care of their own well-being, contributing to four pillars: health, financial, emotional and lifestyle topics. Benefits include weekly mindfulness sessions, a global assistance program with resources like counseling and a mental health training course.
Digital consulting firm West Monroe partners with companies in transformative industries to deliver real results. Digital, according to the company, is a mindset — ”It’s something companies become, not something they do.”
Because employees are the backbone of West Monroe, the company supports them with mental health benefits, including mental health listening sessions and a resource library. These sessions are facilitated by outside mental health professionals. Employees are also entitled to summer leave and a free subscription to Headspace, and there is mental health first-aid training for managers.