Top 10 best workplaces for wellbeing
Kilchberg, Zürich, Switzerland
CEO: Adalbert Lechner
LinkedIn: Lindt & Sprüngli
9. Happiest Minds
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
CEO: Ashok Soota
LinkedIn: Happiest Minds
Twitter: @Happiest Minds
McLean, Virginia, United States
CEO: Chris Nassetta
Ventura, California, USA
CEO: Ryan Gellert
CEO: Debra Crew
Beverage manufacturing company Diageo has a whole floor dedicated to the wellbeing of its staff, with mindfulness, meditation and light exercise classes, a massage therapist and the opportunity for employees to schedule for breast examinations.
At Diageo, employee wellbeing is divided into four areas:
- Social wellbeing
- Mental wellbeing
- Physical wellbeing
- Financial wellbeing
“We set it up before the cost of living crisis and inflation issue,” said Diageo’s chief HR officer Louise Prashad. “We've been thinking about how to equip individuals with the tools and line manager support to take control of these areas for themself.”
New York City, USA
CEO: Michael Miebach
Mastercard is a household name and a leader in the payments industry. At DiversityInc’s annual event, Mastercard came in first place in the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, which is a course of tremendous pride for CEO Michael Miebach.
“Our teams take tremendous pride in this achievement and the progress we’ve made,” said Miebach. “This recognition is about who our teams are, what they do and how they do it. With a focus on doing the right thing.”
“I’m so proud for the recognition by DiversityInc for the work by our team to advance DEI at Mastercard,” said Michael Fraccaro, Chief People Officer at Mastercard. “There is more to do and we are looking forward to continuing to advance our efforts and strive for excellence.”
Santa Clara, California, USA
CEO: Jensen Huang
Founded in 1993, NVIDIA has led the gaming market and the computing industry. Its 1999 invention of the GPU led to massive acceleration of PC gaming, more defined computer graphics and ushered in AI as we know it. NVIDIA is driving the creation of the metaverse.
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Dearborn, Michigan, USA
CEO: Jim Farley
In 1926, the legendary car maker Henry Ford ordered his staff to take both Saturday and Sunday off. This was in part to enable staff to spend time with their families, but also for them to spend money and keep the economy running.
Since then, Ford has continued to support its staff with innovative ideas around wellbeing. Mark Wilson, Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager at Ford Motor Company, is focused on employee mental health, post-pandemic.
“All employees will be facing a unique combination of pressures in their lives, and for some people this may contribute to high levels of stress, anxiety, and other mental health difficulties,” said Mark Wilson, Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager at Ford Motor Company. “The workplace must be an environment where people feel able to share their challenges, confide in colleagues and seek support whether that be from a manager or a trained MHFAider.”
San Francisco, California, USA
CEO: Marc Benioff
Salesforce makes cloud-based software for businesses to create outstanding customer service. After COVID-19, the team looked for ways to better support staff, which was one of the core aims in the construction of the new facility, Salesforce Tower Dublin. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar celebrated this news for Irish people working in the technology sector.
“This latest investment by Salesforce is yet another vote of confidence in Ireland as a location for global business,” said Varadkar. “The company has a long tradition of integrating and working with local communities and this is a positive day for Dublin’s inner city. The continued commitment of Salesforce to Ireland will support our technology ecosystem to grow and thrive in the years ahead.”
“This is an exciting day in the history of Salesforce in Ireland,” said Carolan Lennon, Country Leader, Salesforce Ireland. “Salesforce Tower Dublin will bring all of our employees together in one location in a truly unique workspace that has been expertly designed for our teams to collaborate and connect.”
San Jose, California, USA
CEO: Chuck Robbins
Cisco helps customers to make powerful connections in business, education and more. Its hardware, software, and service offerings build Internet solutions for more efficient access to information.
The company has grown from a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University in 1984 to a team of 41,000. There is a strong focus on supporting employees in their work post-pandemic.
“Well-being helps explain engagement, which in turn helps explain retention,” said Madison Beard, Cisco’s Senior Leader of applied research, people research and intelligence at Cisco. “If people aren’t well, they can’t be engaged in your company.”