Forbes ranks Bupa one of the world’s best employers


Bupa has been ranked as one of the world’s best employers in Forbes’ annual ‘World’s Best Employers survey which asked participants to rate their satisfaction with their employers’ COVID-19 responses and score them on gender equality, social responsibility and a range of other important factors[1].

Forbes surveyed 160,000 full-time and part-time employees from 58 countries working for businesses with operations in multiple nations or regions.

Kate Dee, People Director, Bupa A&NZ, said ‘a people-first approach’ has underpinned Bupa’s commitment to ensuring the wellbeing and work satisfaction of 22,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand.

“Around the world, the response from our People teams to the impact of COVID-19 on customers, employees and communities has been incredible.

“Being part of a global network has been extremely beneficial as it enabled us to share ideas across borders for navigating this challenging period and supporting our people personally and professionally,” said Kate.

To support its people during COVID-19, Bupa has implemented a Mental Health Recovery Action Plan. Based on employee data and feedback, the Plan addresses the unique mental health impacts associated with the pandemic. It has also led to the development of a variety of flexible resources available to employees in the workplace and those working from home.

This has included the development of the Mindfulness Academy, a 6-week program where Bupa employees are provided with weekly information about mindfulness and access to guided meditations to incorporate mindfulness into their lives. Bupa also offers its employees in Australia and New Zealand with confidential and free to use mental health consultations.

In the community, Bupa has supported IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia). The Bupa Health Foundation also donated more than $2 million in funding to projects adressing the mental health of young Australians. This has helped grow the Kids Helpline My Circle digital platform, where young people can connect with their peers for online group counselling, and expand the Kids Helpline@School program.

“I would like to thank our people for their dedication to making Bupa a great place to work across Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

“While 2020 has presented significant challenges, we continue to see a strong bond between employees and an unwavering commitment to delivering on our purpose of helping customers live longer, healthier, happier lives,” said Kate.

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