John Hancock Gives Employees an Extra Week Off

NEC member John Hancock, and its parent company Manulife Financial Corp., recently announced that it would be granting employees an additional five personal days. With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is taking this step in an effort help their employees stay both mentally and physically healthy.


Along with the additional personal days, John Hancock employees have been taking part in “Fuel Up Fridays.” These Friday sessions are meant to give employees a chance to grow and help workers avoid burnout. This announcement came after CEO Marianne Harrison–a 2020 New Englander of the Year—informed the Boston area workers that the offices would not fully reopen their offices until January 2022.


“I know some of you were looking forward to being back in the office, so this news will be disappointing… However, we do feel this is the right choice for our colleagues’ well-being and in support of public health in the communities where we live and work,” wrote Harrison in an email to employees.


The NEC commends the work of John Hancock for its commitment to fostering a healthy virtual workplace environment. Read more in the Boston Business Journal.

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