Schneider Electrics Kelly Bierman supports culture of well-being

Schneider Electric's Kelly Bierman supports culture of well-being

 June 16, 2021

Kelly Bierman is based in Franklin, Tennessee and works as the U.S. Well-being Manager for Schneider Electric where she helps drive a culture of well-being that supports colleagues in elevating their physical, social and mental health.

"I’m very thankful for the way my company has approached mental health during the pandemic, and the options they have provided all our employees during these unprecedented times," shares Kelly in her blog about the importance of mental health and how Schneider Electric stepped up during the pandemic to support the wellbeing of employees.


Receiving resources from Schneider Electric to work from home

While Kelly was already used to working a hybrid schedule, she was not used to being home 100% of the time. Thanks to a furniture benefit package provided by Schneider Electric, Kelly was able to create a more comfortable and ergonomically suitable workstation which increased her productivity.

Kelly was also able to access a series of mental health webinars that offered a forum for employees to share challenges, feelings and encouragement with one another while they learned strategies to cope and even thrive during difficult times. 

Benefiting from Schneider Electric's supportive policies

Kelly has taken advantage of Schneider Electric's supportive policies for several years. For example, the Flexible Work Arrangements so she can split time between working from home and office to better balance work and family, and Paid Family Leave that gave her 12 weeks of paid time off when her daughter was born.

"When the pandemic hit, Schneider Electric doubled-down on these types of benefits," explains Kelly. "From implementing temporary part-time options to providing support for child, elder and pet care, the ability to purchase additional PTO and providing additional free counseling sessions, the company responded quickly to care for critical needs of employees and their families." 

"Even as we look ahead to this still-uncertain future, I know that whenever I do return to the office, I’ll continue to have the flexibility to manage my work and personal priorities with a hybrid schedule," she adds.

Caring Policies: Paid Family Leave, Part Time Options and more

When the pandemic hit, Schneider Electric doubled-down on these types of benefits explains Kelly: "From implementing temporary part-time options to providing support for child, elder and pet care, the ability to purchase additional PTO and providing additional free counseling sessions, the company responded quickly to care for critical needs of employees and their families. Even as we look ahead to this still-uncertain future, I know that whenever I do return to the office, I’ll continue to have the flexibility to manage my work and personal priorities with a hybrid schedule."

Giving employees the opportunity for a Recharge Break 

Schneider Electric employees also have an opportunity to save up for a 6-12 week Recharge Break, where the company contributes paid days in addition to the days pre-purchased by the employee.

"Our dreams of extended travel, long-term volunteer projects or simply a much-needed mental health break can now be attainable," adds Kelly. "I am proud to work at Schneider Electric, where we prioritize employee well-being and have the support and space to care for ourselves and those we love. Please, take some time today to do something for your own mental health!"


Receive well-being and mental health support from Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has created a culture that supports the well-being and mental health of its employees. 

If you want to work for a company that prioritizes and values its employees, search job vacancies with the company.

 

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