October 8, 2021
Each year, the Healthiest Employers® awards program honors the best and brightest in workplace wellness. Over the past year and a half, it has become apparent that when it comes to employees’ overall well-being, employers have an incredible opportunity to offer benefits that fit an employee’s unique needs – regardless of where they are in their health journey.
The Healthiest Employers assessment is scored Rubric style on a 1-100 scale. The assessment is made up of six categories with yes/no, multiple choice, and short answer questions, with each question totaling .25-3 points. A Healthiest Employers Index (HEI) is assigned to each applicant to help rank among companies of similar size.
The 6 categories evaluated:
- Culture and Leadership Commitment
- Foundational Components
- Strategic Planning
- Communications and Marketing
- Programming and Interventions
- Reporting and Analytics
The following organizations were named to the Healthiest Employers of the Triad for the 2021 nomination period. Congratulations to our finalists!
Small (1-499 Employees)
1st Allegacy Federal Credit Union – Winston Salem
Founded in Winston-Salem in 1967, Allegacy Federal Credit Union has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina with approximately 400 employees serving 160,000 members. 2020 allowed Allegacy to expand their financial wellness offerings by adding a Financial Wellness Committee. During the year, they provided over 5,000 hours of financial education through workshops and savings challenges. Additionally, they provide resources that help their employees become and remain debt free to support themselves and their families.
“The promise that Allegacy makes to our employees, members and community is to always do the right thing for their wellbeing. We are extremely proud of the success of our AllHealth wellness culture and our employees who strive to be their best by embracing the wellness resources and incentives. Those take into account their holistic wellness, as opposed to focusing on a more singular definition of wellness such as physical fitness.” – Cathy Pace, CEO
Midsize (500-1,499 Employees)
1st City of High Point – High Point
The City of High Point is a government entity that is responsible for providing the executive leadership and organizational support necessary for achieving and realizing their city’s vision. Their employees have access to 3D fit scans to measure progress over the year. They have the opportunity to earn cash incentives by participating in the program and receive credit for completing tasks such as biometric screenings, flu shots, tobacco cessation, preventive screenings, and more.
“Even while working through a pandemic, it is gratifying to hear the personal success stories and review data that indicates health improvements were made. These improvements have significant impacts on lowering health risks and improving quality of life. As we focus on the well-being of employees, I’m encouraged thinking about all the great things we will be able to accomplish in serving the greater High Point community. Our wellness program will continue to grow and evolve in the coming year to support having a healthy workforce with improved personal lives and increased work productivity.” – Tasha Logan-Ford, City Manager
2nd Randolph County Government – Asheboro
3rd Truliant Federal Credit Union – Winston Salem
4th High Point University – High Point
Large (1,500+ Employees)
1st Syngenta – Greensboro
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Employees who complete wellness tasks receive points for establishing a positive work/life balance, receiving a physical, quitting smoking, or even exercising regularly. Employees can then cash in their points for a cash reward. Not only does Syngenta care about the wellbeing of their employees, they work to give back to their communities by assisting in COVID-19 relief through the donation of a vaccination freezer and personal protective equipment to local hospitals.
“Syngenta does a wonderful job of integrating health and wellbeing into the lives of every employee on a daily basis. On our RTP site we have access to yoga, walking trails, medical onsite, and healthy food; however, the thing that truly captures the essence of wellness, for me, is flexibility in both schedule and work styles. I love that employees never have to worry about going to their kid’s soccer game during work hours or choosing to work through a project at night because their minds ‘work better’ at that time of day. Employees integrate their personal lives into their schedules and operate in a way that matches their needs.” – Jenny Heaton, Global HR Business Partner
2nd CBIZ – Cleveland, Ohio (Local Office: Greensboro)
3rd Novant Health – Winston Salem
The Healthiest Employers® survey is scored and powered by Springbuk, a health intelligence platform that simplifies data-driven decision-making with an intuitive user experience, predictive modeling, and curated action steps. Since 2009, Healthiest Employers has been the leading recognition program for employee wellness. Today, we currently host award ceremonies in over 45 regions across the country and applicants are not only eligible for local recognition, but also have the chance to earn a spot on the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. This national award takes the highest scoring applicants from all locations, company sizes, and industries. To sign up for the Healthiest Employers newsletter and get more information on our events, join our mailing list today!