DHL Supply Chain has introduced a wellbeing platform and a range of new family leave policies in response to employee feedback.
The logistics business, which has more than 37,000 staff across 450 sites in the UK and Ireland, launched the initiatives to broaden the health and wellbeing support it provides to its workforce and their families.
In April, employees were given access to the Wellness Cloud platform as part of DHL’s aim to create a holistic offering to support the physical, financial, social and emotional wellbeing of its workers.
The employee benefits platform helps staff with their health and wellbeing in areas such as fertility, pregnancy, parenting, menopause, mental health, neurodiversity, sleep, financial wellbeing and bereavement. Support is offered through live Q&As, recorded talks, workshops, classes and online guides, which cover a variety of topics.
DHL staff can take advantage of free access to virtual antenatal and baby and toddler classes, as well as online drop-in clinics with antenatal experts and a child sleep specialist. Employees can also arrange one-to-one consultations with fertility, parenting or menopause specialists.
DHL has also extended the support it offers to families by updating its parental leave policies and enhancing the paid period of maternity, paternity and adoption leave. It has also implemented paid time off for those experiencing miscarriage or baby loss.
Nicki Hay, SVP HR, UKI at DHL Supply Chain said: “At DHL, employee wellbeing is a priority and we’re proud to be investing in our colleagues’ health and happiness.
“Challenges in recent years, particularly the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis, are impacting the wellbeing of many people so it’s important to continually update and improve our benefits provision. We are delighted to be offering access to the Wellness Cloud, providing quality online support and resources as well as enhanced benefits, both of which have been received really positively so far.”