July 29, 2013
by Emily Schulte
Is your organization exercising its employee wellness program?
Recognizing employees’ achievements out of the office has proven effective for companies focused on promoting wellness in the workplace. “As the cost of providing health care continues to increase, employers recognize one of the key ways to manage their company’s costs is to incent their workforce to lead a healthier lifestyle,” said Adam Stavisky, Senior V.P. of Fidelity’s Benefits Consulting Business. According to the National Business Group on Health, nearly 90% of employers offer wellness incentives to employees who work toward getting healthier.
For some organizations, (including Terryberry), this effort to promote healthy lifestyles and foster physical fitness has resulted in management led participation in Ironman Triathlons, long-distance relay running events, employee organized bike rides, company sponsored 5K walk/run races, and more. This has led to a happier and more productive workforce.
Participating in these fitness events as a company-sponsored group creates opportunities for team-building and can strengthen your workplace culture for the long run. “Employees tell us they love our wellness program, the teamwork and camaraderie it promotes, and the fact that it has helped them improve their health while having fun,” said Laurie Zaucha, Paychex V.P. of HR. Recognizing your employees for their participation in such endurance events helps to reinforce your company’s values on health and wellness.
For ideas on how you can reward and/or inspire a culture of wellness in your workplace, contact Terryberry.
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Terryberry’s corporate culture and passion for endurance events led to the launch of XTERRA Jewelry (www.xterrajewelry.com) in 2011, followed by Terryberry’s imua jewelry (www.imuajewelry.com), a line of running-inspired, artisan-made adornments specifically designed to celebrate and inspire. Terryberry is also the official jewelry provider for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series (www.rocknrollmarathonjewelry.com), offering branded charms and Pandora-style beads for each Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in the U.S. and Canada.