Employee Benefits Ideas – Wellness. Here is a comprehensive compilation of the most creative employee Wellness related benefit ideas that enable innovative organizations deliver better value to their employees well beyond dental, health and pension options that most offer in their plans.
These ideas a relevant for all budgets and sizes of organizations and provide a simplified approach to Benefits planning to increase employee satisfaction.
As part of GCI Communications’ health and wellness program, employees enjoy 15-minute chair massages on a semi-monthly basis, individual consultations with a registered health professional to design health plans to suit employees’ needs, lunch and learn sessions on a variety of wellness related topics and a fitness club subsidy of $425 each year
Employees working at Hatch’s Mississauga head office can take advantage of a number of onsite amenities including a cafeteria, which features subsidized meals and healthy and special-diet menus, a quiet room for meditation or religious observance and subsidized access to a fully-equipped fitness facility
Ford of Canada encourages employees to keep fit through subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility, complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and instructor-led classes — the company also encourages employees to adopt healthy lifestyles through the “trifit’ wellness program which features a monthly bulletin, information and even healthy recipes
GE Canada’s head office employees can keep in shape with subsidized membership to an onsite fitness facility that features instructor-led classes and personal training, enjoy a game of pick-up basketball on the outdoor court in the summer months or take a break and go for a lunch hour stroll along adjacent wooded trails
Holland Bloorview encourages employees to be mindful of their physical and mental well-being, offering weekly meditation classes, onsite massage therapy twice a month, healthy lunch options at the onsite cafeteria every Wednesday and healthy workplace workshops
IMAX’s head office features its own IMAX theatre (where employees can invite their friends and family for weekend viewings) as well as two barrier-free washrooms, shower facilities and an area used for weekly yoga and pilates classes — outside, the company maintains two bicycles for employees to use as needed during the work day
In addition to providing maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers, KPMG maintains a “Working Parents Network” to bring together parents with young children and manages a virtual “Special Parents Network” to support parents of children with special physical, emotional or behavioural needs
Labatt Breweries head office employees work out of the renovated historic Terminal Building in the centre of Queen’s Quay on Toronto’s waterfront — designed by renowned architect Eberhand Zeidler, the office features hotel spaces for visiting employees, a beer training facility and a 20,000 square foot John Labatt Hall that offers table hockey, dart boards, multiple big screen televisions, various board games and gaming consoles and Muskoka chairs overlooking Lake Ontario
Loblaw head office employees work in a unique environment that reflects the company they work for — the location features an onsite herb garden and test kitchen where new food products are created, an onsite market-style cafeteria that includes many President’s Choice and Blue Menu options, and a fully-equipped GoodLife fitness centre with instructor-led fitness classes and massage therapy sessions as well as an outdoor beach volleyball court in the summer and skating rink in the winter
SickKids is committed to creating a healthy work environment through it’s wellness program which includes weekly massage therapy for clinical staff, walking and running clubs, monthly lunch and learn wellness seminars and subsidized access to the hospital’s 2,400 square-foot staff wellness centre, which features a fitness studio, cardio and weight equipment and a number of fitness classes such as bootcamp, pilates and yoga
The Law Society of Upper Canada supports the physical and mental well-being of its employees, offering onsite instructor-led classes such as yoga, pilates and meditation as well as naturopathic and massage therapy sessions throughout the year