Gilbane Building Co. is creating employee life in a post-COVID-19 world

PBN Healthiest Employers Awards 2022
1,500-4,999 EMPLOYEES
2. Gilbane Building Co.

CEO (or equivalent): Thomas F. Gilbane Jr., Chairman
Number of employees: 3,355


PROVIDENCE-BASED BUILDING and facility management services firm Gilbane Building Co. has focused on making sure employees get their yearly physicals.

How? By giving employees a 40% discount on their health insurance. As Senior Benefits Manager Lynn Gillis put it, “We’re encouraging proactive and preventative care; 50% of employees hadn’t even been going for checkups.”

By working with the assistant program Health Advocate and partnering with its safety team, Gilbane has made sure that employees have an easier time making and keeping doctors appointments. The company is stressing a better experience around wellness, including mental and behavioral health. Gilbane has also made sure to institute a healthy work-life balance for employees.

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“You start small and have to build a culture; you can’t do this without giving people the resources they need,” Gillis said.

A Healthy Thought: ‘You can’t take people from zero to 100. You start with the simple things and work your way up.’
LYNN GILLIS, Gilbane Building Co. senior benefits manager

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