Toronto - Manulife and John Hancock will be giving its more than 35,000 employees a “Thank You Day” off on Friday, June 19 this year in appreciation of all the hard work they’ve done serving customers and helping people make decisions easier and lives better. In addition, the Company will be providing five additional personal days next year to each employee to support wellbeing by encouraging regular time off, and provide the opportunity for employees to take vacations that are meaningful to them which they may not have been able to do in the current environment.
“I am so proud and grateful for the commitment our people have shown – it’s taken energy and incredible stamina,” said Manulife CEO Roy Gori. “While many communities begin the process of reopening, it’s safe to assume that things won’t be returning to what we thought was ‘normal’ for some time. So, we will all need to continue to take care of ourselves and practice healthy habits, which include unplugging and taking time to unwind. We’ll be getting that done together, as a global team, on Friday, June 19th this year.”
Along with this additional time off, Manulife and John Hancock have taken a range of actions to support the well-being of our employees and their families in response to the challenges they face due to the pandemic. The company is offering flexible work arrangements, supplemental paid time-off and additional virtual mental health resources.
Manulife is also proud to have contributed $25 million in response to COVID-19, focused on several critical fronts, including relief for its customers, support for employees and aid for communities.