At Workday, our employees come first and we take a holistic approach to their well-being. We’ve created well-being programs that focus on four core pillars: happiness, health, movement, and nutrition. These programs go far beyond traditional medical benefits and wellness offerings, and allow employees to focus on their most important well-being goals.
A Company-Wide Mental Health Campaign
In 2018, we launched an educational campaign focused on destigmatizing mental health in the workplace, including seminars and panels with mental health professionals, on-site resources, and a call to action to open up the dialogue around what it means to take care of your mental health at work. This moment opened up an important and ongoing conversation around mental health, including the formation of our Mental Health Peer Support Network.
Wellbeing Local Leaders
Since the inception of the Workday Wellbeing function, volunteer Local Leaders have brought well-being events to life for our Workmates at the local level. In FY19, we had 74 Wellbeing Local Leaders in 32 offices around the globe.
Core Pillars of Wellbeing
Team Wellbeing Experience
We organized more than 100 Team Wellbeing Experiences in 2018. Any group of five employees or more can request planning support from our well-being concierge, a full-time Workday employee who serves as a matchmaker and event planner for teams to bond over health- and fitness-focused outings, such as spin or yoga classes, cooking lessons, or group meditation. Each of our events aligns with one of our four wellbeing pillars: movement, health, nutrition, or happiness. Employees simply choose from a menu of well-being activities—including yoga, calligraphy, cooking classes, fitness classes, and more—and our well-being concierge plans the entire experience on the manager’s behalf.
Mountain Day is an annual, company-wide event where Workmates take a few hours away from their desks to go on group hikes or nature walks. In Pleasanton, we had over 1,000 hikers in 2018. Mountain Day allows our Workmates to enjoy all that nature has to offer—including the health benefits of getting outside—while building social connections with co-workers. Whether it’s a hike up a nearby mountain, a walk through a city park, or a few laps around the office park, employees from around the world take time to have fun and get outside together during this annual tradition.
On-Site Health and Wellness Facility
At our headquarters, we opened up a Fitness & Wellbeing Center with 16 different types of fitness class offerings, cardio and strength training units, and a range of free weights and specialty equipment, including everything from spin bikes to a ballet bar. The staff offers complimentary fitness assessments, and personal training is available for a fee. A range of treatment services are also offered at the center, including acupuncture, chiropractic services, and massage therapy.
Workday has been a proud supporter of the Movember Foundation since 2012. In addition to over $740,500 in funds raised for the work of the Foundation, we’ve also partnered with employees to raise awareness about men’s health issues, including mental health, and prioritizing preventive care and screening. An added benefit is the impressive number of unusual mustaches that can be seen in Workday offices around the world during the month of November each year.
Bringing Well-Being to Conferences
Whether it’s an internal conference for employees only or our largest user group conference for customers and prospects called Workday Rising, we’ve intentionally brought aspects of well-being to our Workday-sponsored events. With on-site activations such as hosted running routes, chair massages, meditation, yoga offerings, and even fitness classes, we’ve strived to infuse our culture of well-being into our events all around the globe.