This week’s town hall recording is now available
Employees who were unable to attend can now access the recording of the event on our COVID-19 employee portal. Thank you to all who submitted questions for this session. As is often the case, the time allocated for this live event wasn’t enough to answer all employee questions submitted. We will continue to provide responses to outstanding questions in future installments of Your Digest, distributed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Have a question you’d like to ask? Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the feedback form.
We want your feedback
Please take a moment to provide us with your views on this week’s town hall by completing this short survey (three minutes). Our goal is to provide employees with the most value and accessibility possible. Your insights play an important role in helping us to plan these sessions in a way that meets your needs. Please provide your response by Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. ET. All answers will remain anonymous.
Gear up for a winter well-being boost
Our winter well-being boost starts Monday, Feb. 14 and runs until Feb. 25. Each day, participants will receive a well-being tip via email. These tips will focus on developing better self-care through awareness and action. We know that life can get super busy, so this is a simple, yet beneficial way for employees to ‘boost’ their overall well-being. We’ll give you ideas on how to put the tips into practice, why it works and supplementary readings if you want to know more. Register here to start boosting your well-being.
Encouraging donors to be fully vaccinated
As the pandemic evolves, safeguarding the health, well-being and safety of our employees continues to be a top priority. Vaccination remains the strongest level of protection against COVID-19. Starting Feb. 17, we will strongly encourage donors to be fully vaccinated before entering our collections events across the country. At this time, we will not ask for proof of vaccination and will not turn away unvaccinated donors. Read the full details of our donor vaccination plan on Connect.
Question of the day: Is caregiver support just intended for parents of school age kids? Would parents of newborns benefit?
Caregiver support is available for any employees who are primary caregivers for dependents (e.g. school age children, infants, elderly parents), who cannot perform their work duties as a result of their caregiver duties and who have made reasonable attempts to find alternative care. Prior to taking caregiver leave, employees are encouraged to request and discuss flexible work arrangements with their manager/supervisor. Those who do need to take caregiver leave will have their pay maintained at 100 per cent.
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