Thursday, July 31, 2014
Jul 292014FedEx is dedicated to the well-being of its employees. That’s why, in June 2014, we teamed up with Healthways, a leader in well-being improvement, to offer personalized tools and resources at no cost to our employees. The Healthways Well-Being Program includes the Healthways’ Well-Being Assessment (WBA), an online Well-Being Connect™ account with access to a personalized Well-Being Plan with tips and goal tracking tools and other resources such as recipes, meal plans, and articles.
Jun 122014My name is Eric, and I’m a member of the FedEx flight crew team. I’m fortunate to have an amazing job flying precious things across oceans, connecting people and possibilities all over the world. It’s a wonderful job…But without a doubt, my most important job is being a father.
My kids, Allie and Zach simply amaze me every single day.
Recently, my daughter, 15 year old Allie, was diagnosed with a form of brain tumor called anaplastic ependymoma. As shaken as we were by the diagnosis, Allie has been a rock. The wonderful folks at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have cared her for as she fought through...
Jun 052014Mike Elgas, a driver for Wkforce, Inc, Service Provider to FedEx Ground, risked his own life to save the life of a police officer who was being assaulted.
It all started as an ordinary day as Mike stopped for breakfast on his way to work in Las Vegas, NV. While eating he noticed a belligerent customer overpower a police officer, knock him to the ground...
Jun 052014Remco de Jong and Sean West are brothers-in-law and FedEx employees who have a strong relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – both have children who have undergone treatment for cancer there and both run as St. Jude Heroes on Team FedEx, raising money for cancer research. Meet their children, Alyssa de Jong and Tyler West, cousins and St. Jude patients who hope to help cancer patients in the future...
May 192014David Binks, President, FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA), reflects on the first one hundred days in his new position and offers insights into the state of play for European businesses and the logistics community...
Apr 082014Every year, over half of a million babies are born prematurely in the United States. March of Dimes estimates that preterm births cost employers more than $12 billion in excess health care costs. Premature birth can lead to serious life-long challenges – such as asthma, blindness, and developmental disabilities. These challenges often affect babies throughout their lives impacting their education and ability to work.
For Tricia Bratton, FedEx Services Marketing Advisor, the issue of prematurity prevention is highly important and extremely personal as she has first-hand experience on the roller coaster ride that having premature twins at 25 weeks creates. Today, Tricia’s twins are healthy, happy 13 year olds though they were born weighing only 1 lb. 13 oz. and 1lb. 12 oz. Due to their short gestational period, they faced a gamut of health conditions including retinopathy, feeding intolerance, demineralization of their bones, and underdevelopment of their central nervous system...
Mar 102014Circling the globe, transporting cargo as precious as a human heart, as adorable as a pair of pandas or as irreplaceable as Catherine the Great’s favorite jewel encrusted icon, the women pilots of FedEx are quite accustomed to moving rarities from one place to another. It’s the business they’re in, and they love it. At the same time, there is one thing they wish were a bit less special about their job - being a woman in a pilot’s uniform.
Worldwide, it’s estimated that no more than six percent of pilots are female. That’s changing for the better, but slowly. Annie Mattos, a FedEx pilot originally from a small town in Oregon, now based at the company’s Cologne, Germany hub, always knew that being a pilot was something that set her heart racing. And she wasn’t disappointed.
Feb 272014Walk the halls of any FedEx building, and you’ll notice what makes our company unique. It’s easy to visualize what our company leaders often talk about-- that we make up a diverse melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and viewpoints.
FedEx continues to grow thanks to team members whose own experiences give us global perspective, but what’s more fascinating to me is what’s common. The language may be different, but the conversation is often the same. We all speak “purple!” Whether in Memphis, Milan or Mumbai, our 300,000 team members work every day to deliver the Purple Promise, and once again, our efforts have been noticed.
FedEx has been named to the FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list again this year, placing #8 and #1 in the delivery industry!
Feb 122014As a health care professional, it gives me great pleasure to announce that during the month of February, in recognition of American Heart Month, FedEx is raising awareness about heart disease and helping team members identify and respond to its leading risk factors. This commitment to health promotion and wellness is a key component in the FedEx Health Care strategy. In 2014, FedEx is launching new benefit programs to help employees improve their health and productivity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. and a major cause of disability. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack and nearly 600,000 people die from heart disease. More than one in three adults has some type of cardiovascular disease.
Jan 092014Over the past few years we've had a wonderful time connecting with the world through our FedEx Blog. 2013 was a year in which you showed us that you love to learn more about our team members, and what we're doing to make our communities a better place. You also reminded us that you love our iconic FedEx aircraft as much as we do!
Without further introduction, here are our most read blog posts from 2013...