We are committed to health and safety practices at ASB and Sovereign, and we have a dedicated team of health and safety professionals to assist.
Employees are the most important part of our business, so we have a number of policies in place to ensure you are happy and healthy at work and at home.
We have a confidential Employee Assistance Programme, which you or your immediate family (spouse or children) can use to get assistance with both personal and workplace issues.
Flexible leave options
To help our employees balance work and personal commitments we offer several additional leave options including: extended unpaid leave so that you can spend more time with your families, plan an overseas trip, or take some extra time out for rest and relaxation and purchased additional leave. This benefit has eligibility criteria and is subject to managerial discretion, conditions may apply.
As part of our proactive approach to wellbeing, we offer free flu vaccinations for employees throughout the country. At our main locations, a health professional comes onsite to provide vaccinations. Employees in other areas are welcome to have the vaccination from their own Doctor, and be reimbursed for the cost (up to $27).
Group income protection plan
For all permanent ASB employees, in the event that they are unable to work due to serious illness, there is a Group Income Protection Plan which provides a monthly benefit of 75% of the employee's total fixed salary for up to 2 years. There is an 8 week stand down period and the claim must be accepted by the insurer.
A website which provides you with a range of health and wellbeing resources you can use to assess and enhance your health.
Whilst we don't provide you with health insurance, we do encourage you to take out your own cover. To make this a bit easier on your pocket, you have access to a voluntary group health insurance scheme with Southern Cross Healthcare, which means you should be able to get a competitive rate.
Sick and domestic leave
If you are sick or you need to care for a dependant, we generally provide 10 days sick leave per year, which is over and above legislation. Managers may also have the discretion to approve additional paid sick leave depending on the circumstances.