Work-life balance is essential for mental health and well-being. But many organizations today fail to provide employees with the support they need.
According to a Deloitte study, nearly one-third (32%) of respondents say they’ve consistently placed work over family/personal commitments in the past six months. The same study found that less than half of respondents (48%) say their organization values their life outside of work.
Dynatrace is committed to emphasizing the importance of work-life balance. Employee well-being is a high priority, and Dynatrace celebrates employees’ passions and pursuits outside of work. In addition to providing paid time off, Dynatrace has recently instituted Wellness Days: a quarterly, company-wide, paid day off whose sole purpose is to enable employees to unplug and recharge. No emails, no meetings, no pings. Dynatrace also has Volunteer Days, which are paid days off for employees to spend volunteering with an organization of their choice.
So, how are employees using the work-life balance that Dynatrace provides? In the first-ever “Get to Know Dynatracers” segment, Laura Hall, Employer Branding Specialist, sat down with Hannah Seelye, Investor Relations Analyst, to learn more about what work-life balance means to Hannah.
Meet Hannah Seelye
As part of the “small but mighty” investor relations team, Seelye manages Dynatrace’s investor relations, analyzes Dynatrace financials, and develops environmental, social, and governance strategy. Her word to describe the Dynatrace culture? “Authentic.” “There’s a diverse group of people, and no matter what, people feel comfortable being themselves,” she says. “Anytime I’m working with people across the organization, it just seems so easy and genuine to work with them and get to know them.”
Outside of work, Seelye is passionate about volunteering. During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she noticed that the shift to virtual learning exacerbated educational inequalities for students of color in the Boston area. She became a mentor with Minds Matter Boston, an organization committed to connecting students from low-income families with mentors to help them succeed in college and beyond.
As a mentor, Seelye helps her student with standardized test prep, college applications, and even gave a campus tour. “Dynatrace gives us one volunteer day off a year, and I used mine to take my mentee on a college tour of Northeastern [University],” she said. “I think it’s just great that they give you that time.”
Check out our interview with Seelye below to learn more about her role at Dynatrace, her work with Minds Matter Boston, and how you can get involved.