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ABA Banking Journal Podcast

Apr 7, 2021

The trials of the past year, from COVID-19 to the racial justice protests, required herculean efforts on the part of bank employees to meet their clients’ needs — and they have taken a toll on many bankers. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Infinidat — Jennifer Young, head of human resources for TD Bank and TD Securities, discusses her bank’s “full well-being approach” to supporting employees.

Young discusses how TD focused on health and wellness beyond face coverings and hand sanitizer:

  • Providing the right tech to employees working from home and navigating caregiving requirements.
  • Protecting shifts and pay in “stores” (as TD calls its branches).
  • Training people managers to address employees’ needs and display greater empathy.
  • Deploying “wellness coaches” to ease people managers’ burdens.
  • Focusing on mental health and providing additional resources for employees who needed them.