The company says that its ‘Wellbeing Leave’ initiative is ‘designed to create a more positive and proactive health culture’ across the workforce.
Lendlease will encourage employees to take at least one day of Wellbeing Leave every three or four months with no formal leave limit applied and no sick note required.
HR head Lisa White said: “Wellbeing Leave is a proactive investment in the health and wellbeing of our employees, and acknowledges the importance of a balanced work-family life. A healthier, happier workforce is naturally a more productive and engaged one – and less likely to take regular sick leave.
“There is a strong business case for us to take the health and wellbeing of our employees seriously. As we develop this leave initiative, we will be able to address employee needs or hold workplace initiatives on the health issues that matter most to our people.”
This new initiative follows the introduction of an Enhanced Shared Parental Leave (ESPL) scheme earlier this year, which allows both men and women to be able to take up to six months paid leave.