Learning.com has been named one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers – again! This award recognizes that our company culture values the health and wellness of our employees. Not just their physical health, but mental and emotional health, too. While we offer robust health and wellness benefits, and ample paid time off to our employees and families, here are a few programs we’re especially proud of:
- Our Neurodiversity and Mental Health Alliance Employee Resource Group works to create a safe space for employees to talk about issues and concerns related to mental health. Each month, our team member Kamala Wymore sends mental health awareness tips via email.
- Our Employees Relations Committee has organized events including the Bicycle Challenge and fun runs that not only support the physical health of our employees, but also forge important social connections and help us engage with our local community and fundraise for important causes.
- Many of our employees work remotely, so we offer virtual wellness classes four days a week. These include meditation, chair yoga, bootcamp, and strength training, which are available live or on-demand so staff can participate when it best fits in their schedule.
- We value work-life balance and have made every Friday a half day. We trust our employees and allow them flexibility to work where, when, and how they work best with a focus on results. Between Christmas and New Years, the company shuts down for a paid holiday.
- Trust in managers contributes to an overall healthy workplace. When we survey our employees each year, we’re delighted to find that they feel included, appreciated and that they are part of something meaningful. Plus, they have a high level of trust in their managers.
We could keep going!
One of the keys that makes all of these programs effective is that our health and wellness initiatives are genuinely supported at the top levels of management, by their actions and their words.
“I’m proud of the culture we have created at Learning.com and the resiliency of our employees the past two years. I know the health and well-being of our employees has a direct impact on the health of our culture and our business. We place high priority on focusing on the whole-person health of our employees and their families by providing them with benefits and resources that will support physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being.
– Keith Oelrich, CEO, Learning.com
Ultimately, we know that happy, healthy employees lead to happy, satisfied customers. Every day, our team works directly with teachers and schools to prepare students for success in the digital world, and nothing could be more important than ensuring all of their health and wholeness as they pursue this mission.
— by Vicki Price, VP of People Development and Performance and Sarah Trice, HR Manager