WELLESLEY, Mass., December 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Sun Life Has Been Appointed Best place in 2021 work by the Boston Globe, receiving the award for the fourth consecutive year. The honor builds on Sun Life’s recognition for innovative employee programs, including several supportive initiatives during the pandemic and one of the most generous and inclusive paid family and medical leave plans in the country. This is the second year in a row that Sun Life has been named one of the top 10 employers in Massachusetts. The best places to work, which will be presented in print in the Boston Globe, recognizes the state’s most admired workplaces, elected by the people who know them best: their employees. The survey measures employees’ opinions on the direction, execution, relationships, management, job, compensation, benefits and commitment of their company.

Throughout the pandemic, Sun Life has taken incremental approaches to employee support and flexibility, including allowing employees to adjust their work time each week to support families at home. The company also announced that once the offices reopen, employees will be able to choose how and where they work each day in the way that best suits them and the needs of clients, whether at home or in the office. Offices are redesigned with more space for collaboration, events, training and meetings with clients, with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

“We want the office to be a magnet, not a mandate,” said Dan Fishbein, MD, President of Sun Life we “We have learned over the past two years that the future of work does not mean going back to where it is today. This means embracing a new employee dynamic in the future. We are excited to continue to innovate and support our people as our workforce evolves. . “

“The pandemic has shown us how dedicated and engaged employees can be when they work from home and receive the confidence and support needed to balance work and life,” said Tammi wortham, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Sun Life we “We want to continue to build that trust and empower our employees to know how and where they are doing their best every day, with no minimum number of days in the office. “

Sun Life has also taken steps to review its business and career development practices to ensure they fully embrace and support diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within the business. Allies Acting for Change, Sun Life’s internal employee group focused on improving ED&I, has made progress that has resulted in more inclusive hiring and retention practices, including the work on “stay” conversations and an increase in the hiring of black professionals and other people of color. Sun Life employees also engaged internal platforms to have meaningful discussions about racial bias and fairness in the workplace, and to reinforce and promote inclusive workplace behaviors and language. Through philanthropic initiatives, Sun Life has broadened its support for organizations that focus on underserved communities and seek to expand access to health services and diversity education.

In addition to generous paid family and medical leave, Sun Life offers a sabbatical program to give employees more time to engage in career development or personal development activities, or simply to log off. . Employees have been encouraged to take time when and where they can, even if it’s just at home to spend time with their families.

Sun Life is recognized as a great place to work locally and nationally. In 2021, the company was named Top Workplace by the Hartford Current, and received the Best Workplaces in the United States price. Sun Life was also recognized this year by the National partnership for Women and Families as a leading company on leave and has been named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the past five consecutive years. For 14 consecutive years, Sun Life has achieved a score of 100% on the Human Rights Watch Corporate Equality Index, which measures workplace equality for LGBTQ + workers. In addition to the Boston Globe Top Places to Work in 2020, Sun Life was named one of the state’s top employers in Massachusetts by Forbes, and the best company to work for Kansas City through Ingram magazine.

About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and businesses. Sun Life operates in a number of markets around the world, including Canada, United States, the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. From September 30, 2021, Sun Life had total assets under management of 1.39 trillion Canadian dollars. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. shops on the Toronto (TSX), new York (NYSE) and Philippine Stock Exchanges (PSE) under the symbol SLF.

In United States, Sun Life is one of the largest providers of group insurance, serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life’s broad portfolio of insurance products and services in the we includes disability, absence management, life, dental care, vision, voluntary and medical losses. Sun Life and its affiliates in asset management firms in the we employ approximately 5,500 people. Group insurance policies are issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, Mass.), except in new York, when the policies are issued by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (we) (Lansing, Mich.). For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com/us.

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