We work hard to foster a work environment that is purposeful, inclusive and that helps our employees prioritize their health and wellness.
Health and wellness
We believe that a person’s potential and well-being are inseparable. We prioritize the health and well-being of our employees and provide specific resources so they can do the same. In 2020 we launched BeWell, a global platform that provides resources to help employees with resilience and coping, staying balanced, maintaining physical and financial wellbeing and building healthy relationships.
As the pandemic continued its toll on mental health in 2021, it became even more vital to support mental health and combat mental health stigmas. The BeWell program intensified its focus to promote and reinforce sustained healthy mental habits, such as mindfulness, sleep and exercise and practicing appreciation and gratitude.
MetLife’s BeWell program conveys support and empathy for all our employees through leadership engagement and outreach, virtual programs and resources and tools.
Our benefits prioritize holistic well-being, encouraging and equipping all employees globally to sustain and improve their physical, mental, financial and social wellness. We offer competitive total compensation and benefits to attract, retain, engage and motivate our talented employees. By designing these programs to enable our employees to build a more confident future, we live our purpose, promote our business objectives, align management’s interests with those of our many stakeholders and underscore our focus on long-term shareholder value.
Healthy workplaces are essential to ensuring positive health and wellness for the people working within them. MetLife has obtained three Fitwel certifications in the U.S. Fitwel is a joint initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration, created to enhance all buildings and communities to strengthen health and well-being. The certifications cover 1.3 million square feet of real estate, including our global headquarters in New York City. MIM has also obtained Fitwel certifications for 17 properties held in its real estate equity investment portfolio.
Trust strengthens with open dialogue
We understand respect and open communication is a transparent two-way dialogue. We consistently share information with employees across all levels of the organization. We amplify the voices of our employees by giving them multiple avenues to be heard. We believe that when we offer our people opportunities to be forthright, we foster a community in which candor defines the way we communicate and respect flows from understanding.
At MetLife, we believe that caring for our employees starts with understanding what matters most to them. One of the ways we keep a pulse on our employees’ needs is through our annual MyVoice survey, where all employees can confidentially give feedback on topics that are relevant to our culture and business. MyVoice is MetLife’s powerful employee survey and listening program that amplifies the voice of our employees and informs action-oriented solutions.