Finding that right balance

Ensuring a healthy work/life balance among employees is an essential component of our success. To help reduce stress and promote overall health, we encourage our people to live an active lifestyle. We also have an employee gym on-site in our Toronto headquarters that is open for use seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Softchoice offers complete benefit packages, including allowances for massage and alternative medicine, as well eye care and full dental coverage. With respect to sick time, we recognize that the personal circumstances vary from one employee to the next. For this reason we do not maintain a stringent policy.

When employees fall ill, they are encouraged to stay at home and take care of themselves. This policy helps stop the spread of illness within the office and often leads to swifter recovery times. Should employees be away for more than five consecutive business days, they may be entitled to receive Short Term Disability pay at 100% of their base pay for a period of 30 days. Our Long Term Disability program covers employees at 60 percent of what they earned the previous year.
To reduce stress and help our people balance their home and professional lives, we also offer an employee assistance program (EAP). This program provides lifestyle and stress management expertise, in addition to personal counseling.

About Melissa Alvares

Melissa was the head of Softchoice’s campaign marketing team, responsible for providing organizations with information on the latest technology trends, insights and solutions from the desktop to the data center.