WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 6, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- Sun Life U.S. has been recognized by Ragan
Communications' Video, Visual & Virtual Awards for its 2021
Sunny Summer Games program as the "best virtual employee
engagement event." Now in its second year, the Sunny Summer
Games are a virtual competition that allows colleagues to team
up – either in chosen groups or randomly assigned teams – and
compete in a series of contests. Employees of all levels of the
organization, no matter where they are located, are able to take
part in this event at Sun Life.
The games were created by a group of Sun Life employees in the
summer of 2021, with the pandemic wearing on, as a fun way to
engage employees in a virtual setting and take a break to socialize
with colleagues. The event aligns with Sun Life's commitment early
in the pandemic to prioritize employee flexibility, support,
well-being and engagement. That culture of support has remained
strong as offices reopen and employees embrace the new Future of
Work approach, which gives employees the choice to work at an
office or from home each day.
"We believe that a little fun in the workplace improves
creativity, communication and collaboration," said Tammi Wortham, senior vice president, Human
Resources, Sun Life U.S. "Happy employees are healthier, and we
love bringing some fun into the summer work weeks with the Sunny
Summer Games. Everyone can participate together regardless of
where they are, and it gives our hardworking employees some time to
connect, have fun, and get to know their colleagues."
This year's Sunny Summer Games produced an added bonus –
bringing together employees new to the Sun Life family through
recent acquisitions, and building comraderie across businesses and
geographies in a way that the regular workday cannot.
The Sunny Summer Games consist of six to seven weeks of
various games, such as trivia, tune challenges, or virtual escape
rooms. The weeks of play culminate in a championship event to
determine gold, silver, and bronze winning teams, who win great
prizes and of course, bragging rights. Other prizes and incentives
are given out throughout the games for bonus rounds and through
The Sunny Summer Games are an original virtual employee
engagement event at Sun Life, using external tech platforms to hold
competitions with live hosts who facilitate each round.
Approximately 1,000 employees have participated each year.
About Sun Life
Sun Life is a leading international financial services
organization providing asset management, wealth, insurance and
health solutions to individual and institutional Clients. Sun Life
has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including
Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong
Kong, the Philippines,
Japan, Indonesia, India, China,
Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30,
2022, Sun Life had total assets under management of
C$1.26 trillion. For more
information, please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New
York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the
ticker symbol SLF.
In the United States, Sun Life
is one of the largest group benefits providers, serving more than
55,000 employers in small, medium and large workplaces across the
country. Sun Life's broad portfolio of insurance products and
services in the U.S. includes disability, absence management, life,
dental, vision, voluntary and medical stop-loss. Sun Life and its
affiliates in asset management businesses in the U.S. employ
approximately 8,000 people. Group insurance policies are issued by
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley
Hills, Mass.), except in New
York, where policies are issued by Sun Life and Health
Insurance Company (U.S.) (Lansing,
Mich.). For more information, please visit
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