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6 tech companies that care about employee health & wellbeing

Hatch Team

Dec 14, 2022
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Want to work for a company that looks after their employees? Here are 6 tech companies with proactive health & wellbeing policies.

When you’re trying to grow in the first few years of your career, you naturally want to do and learn as much as possible. But you can easily fall into the trap of hustle culture, which could also lead very fast to burnout.

Before the pandemic, many businesses (and people) around the world treated work and life as two separate things. Simply put, you can't be great in one while struggling in the other.

Work can take up a chunk of our time, but it should never take over our lives.

According to the ABS, 1 in 5 (approximately 5 million) Australians reported that they had a mental or behavioural condition.

Black Dog Institute reported that mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity in Australia.

In order to be your best and brilliant self at work, you need to feel your best - physically and mentally. While a lot of factors outside of work can affect a person’s physical and mental health, we’re excited to see more companies, from startups through to enterprises, proactively put their employees’ health & wellbeing first.

These 6 tech employers in Australia have strong health & wellbeing policies to take care of their employees.

#1 Milkrun

MILKRUN delivers thousands of products across groceries, fresh produce and alcohol to your door in minutes via riders using e-bikes. This Australian startup prides itself in not being part of the ‘gig economy’, employing its riders full-time with all the benefits.

Working at Milkrun

The team openly acknowledges that it can at times feel stressful with things changing fast. Mental health and sustainable growth are part of a daily conversation. They also have late starts on Tuesday and Thursdays, so people can focus on mental and physical wellbeing.

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THE ICONIC is the number one online destination in Australia and New Zealand for fashion, shoes, sportswear, beauty and home products. It’s also known and loved for its innovative delivery, return and sustainability offers.

Working at THE ICONIC

Life comes first at THE ICONIC. This includes initiatives like the Employee Assistance Program to help you and your family, plus access to discounted gym memberships and wellbeing programs.

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#3 Vouch

Vouch is a video collection platform for testimonials, feedback, internal communications and more. Its powerful, browser-based recorder enables brands to bring their marketing to life using authentic video content. Vouch is used and loved by Canva, Shopify, Afterpay, Dropbox, Atlassian, Hubspot and more.

Working at Vouch

Vouch may be an early-stage startup, but the benefits they offer are generous & clearly geared towards helping their team thrive. Think flexible/remote/hybrid work, wellbeing days off every quarter, free Headspace app subscription, your birthday off every year, and company-funded group personal training.

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#4 Block (Square & Afterpay)

Block builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. It has helped millions of sellers run their business with its entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, online store and more. In 2021, Block acquired the BNPL giant Afterpay, bringing two of the fast growing fintech companies together for economic empowerment and financial inclusion.

Working at Block (Square & Afterpay)

Block employees get healthcare coverage including medical, dental and vision plans. Plus, you also get access to mental health support, 1:1 financial planners and a monthly wellness allowance.

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#5 Sonder

Sonder is a data-driven, human-first workplace wellbeing startup. Its platform helps companies take care of their people with 24/7 services to support mental health, physical health and safety. Sonder is used by some of Australia’s biggest brands like Woolworths, Commonwealth Bank, NRMA, Marley Spoon and more.

Working at Sonder

Access the full Sonder platform - a group of people that are ready and available to support you 24/7 in your physical and mental health, and safety.

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#6 Ignition

Ignition is the world’s first client engagement and commerce platform for professional services to transform how they do business with their clients. The platform replaces the many manual processes firms use to engage, bill and get paid by clients. Ignition enables you to easily send digital proposals and engagement letters and automate billing and payments all in one platform.

Working at Ignition

Employees get a quarterly wellness allowance to spend on anything wellbeing and wellness related, including counselling, massages, fitness gear or shoes, gym membership - anything YOU deem important for your physical and mental wellbeing!

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