Putting employees’ health and work-life balance first is part of being a successful company
I am so pleased to share with everyone a recent recognition InfoCision received – we are once again an American Heart Association Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite! This award is given to employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health.
When an organization as prestigious as the American Heart Association recognizes you, I think that speaks volumes about our dedication to our employees’ health.
It’s important for companies to provide convenient options that allow employees to create a successful work- life balance. Our employees have benefited from our on-site fitness centers, InfoFitness, which provide a convenient way to get and stay fit. Plus, InfoWellness, our state-of-the-art on-site clinics have helped decrease the number of visits to the emergency room or urgent care facility. The convenience of being right down the hall allows employees to keep their sick days for when they are sick, and not have to use them on doctor’s appointments. Visits are also free if you are on one of our company sponsored health plans
Some might see these upfront costs as a challenge, but they pale in comparison to the benefits reaped by InfoCision’s employees and the company itself.
Another proactive measure we’ve taken is installing AEDs in each of our 12 locations, and providing staff with the necessary training. Heaven forbid an emergency occurs with one of our valued employees, but in case it does we are prepared. We wouldn’t open a new center without installing a fire extinguisher, and our employees’ heart health is just as important.
The American Red Cross supports the position that access to AEDs could save 50,000 lives each year.
Think about implementing health initiatives in the workplace
I challenge everyone reading this to think about ways you might be able encourage healthier habits at your workplace. Even for smaller companies, there are things you can do that don’t require a huge up-front investment. In fact, the American Heart Association offers free assistance in developing walking programs and adopting other healthy practices in the workplace. In addition, the American Cancer Society offers employers initiatives to encourage employees to stop using tobacco.
If you have any questions about starting up a workplace wellness initiative, please leave me a comment and I’d be glad to answer. Plus, I’d love to hear your ideas on ways employers can encourage staff to lead healthier lives.
To read more about InfoCision’s dedication to employee wellness, please visit http://bit.ly/19ldoFZ