As well as leading to better working and living conditions, increasing people’s wellbeing is a prerequisite for greater loyalty, which translates into increased productive value and self-efficacy at both individual and collective levels. In this context, corporate welfare plans have been developed, with the aim of increasing worker satisfaction and strengthening the social security system, via a variety of services provided by the Company. A few examples of welfare plans implemented by Poste Italiane:
- Work life balance: With a view to achieving work-life balance, the Group provides many initiatives for its employees and their families. Among them, the Company’s crèche service is available at the Rome and Bologna offices, and, via a reciprocal agreement, in Milan. Employees’ children who are disabled also benefit from 15-day residential holidays, with a dedicated assistant provided for each child. The cost is fully borne by the Company, and families accompanying children are offered packages at reduced rates.
- Health and prevention: Since 2018, Poste Italiane Group employees have been able to benefit from supplementary healthcare. In addition, once again in 2018 the Group provided awareness- raising activities relating to prevention and appropriate lifestyle issues, combined with the provision of specialist services free of charge or at favourable rates at the Company’s headquarters, all of which are part of the Health Plan project.
- Culture and education: As a natural partner of the Public Sector in the development of services for citizens, the Company also continues to participate in “Work experience champions”, a Ministry of Education, Universities and Research project involving large Italian and multinational companies. The Company has signed a special protocol regarding this matter with the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, identifying seven work experience paths, grouped into five areas (retail customers and large enterprises marketing, logistics and delivery, management functions, financial education, and customer experience), which enable secondary school students to learn about the postal world and the key business processes.