October 12, 2022
In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2022 Healthiest Employers of the Triangle.
The Great Resignation has left many companies short-staffed and burnt out, but the policies put in place have helped combat these challenges and earned them a spot on this list. Employers have had to think outside of the box when it comes to workplace wellness, as the past few years have provided many challenges to the modern American office.
Data from our survey this year indicates that the Triangle applicants:
- 93% provide tuition reimbursement
- 53% are on a hybrid schedule
- 47% offer family planning benefits and resources
- 27% offer more than 71 days of paid maternity leave
Each of these applicants took place in our corporate assessment, which 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. All applicants are automatically entered into the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award. The 2022 winners will be announced October 5! Remember to like us on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on all things Healthiest Employers!
100 to 499 Employees
1st WithersRavenel Inc. – Cary – 342 Employees
WithersRavenel is an employee-owned (ESOP) multi-disciplined civil, environmental, and geomatics engineering firm with over 38 years of service in the Carolinas.
Since they are 100% employee-owned, WithersRavenel places a major emphasis on fostering a positive team environment. Because all of our employees are owners, we all take responsibility for working together to serve our clients (internal and external) and contribute to our positive company culture and work environment. As an Owner, employees are included in communication about our business goals, how we’re performing as a company, and what we can do to continue to build on our mutual success.
“I really appreciate the WithersRavenel Thrive Initiatives because they create a community for motivation and give me resources to boost my well-being in unique ways! The training, videos, and challenges provide a reminder to take time for my health and wellness. Through the initiatives, I have learned a lot more about the hobbies and activities of my colleagues and I have even found new ideas on how to boost my own routines.” – Casey Dolan, Staff Professional
2nd Railinc. – Cary – 256 Employees
3rd Trailer Bridge – Jacksonville, Florida (Local Office: Raleigh) – 239 Employees
500 to 1499 Employees
1st Merz North America – Raleigh – 910 Employees
Merz North America is a family-owned global company. Merz Aesthetics is headquartered in Raleigh with facilities all over the Americas. Their mission is to improve patient health and help people all over the world look, feel, and live better.
The wellness team at Merz North America has worked to destigmatize mental health in the workplace by using a section in their weekly newsletters to address mental health articles, webinars, and additional resources. These additions have helped their population learn to cope with anxiety, depression, and stress management.
“I have been with Merz for over a year and I have never worked for a company with this generous of a benefits program. I was first introduced to the program during onboarding, where I learned Merz pays for 85% of our premiums. Even though I pay very little, I am receiving quality care and have access to several resources and exercise options. I also feel like my employer cares. Whenever I need something, they happily point me in the right direction and help me take care of things quickly. I feel supported and encouraged to live a healthier lifestyle.” – Anonymous Merz Employee
2nd The Beck Group – Dallas, Texas (Local Office: Raleigh) – 685 Employees
3rd Samet Corporation – Greensboro – 500 Employees
4th Coastal Credit Union – Raleigh – 615 Employees
5th Messer Construction Co. – Cincinnati, Ohio (Local Office: Raleigh) – 1333 Employees
1500 to 4999 Employees
1st Wake County Government – Raleigh – 4678 Employees
Wake County is located in the state capital of Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the most populous county in North Carolina, serving approximately 1,171,425 million residents.
Wake offers something for everyone regardless of age, demographic, or health. The County contributes 5% to a 401k without requiring any employee contribution. Additionally, they provide generous paid time off policies, paid paternity leave for men, women, and adoptive parents, and paid leave for family emergencies.
“Our goal at Wake County is to provide inclusive and culturally competent care aimed at closing the gap in health disparities for our residents. Wake models that same philosophy and goal for its employees. Wake’s culture is our brand, employees are our foundation, and Wake prioritizes empowering our employees and their families to achieve optimal health and mental well-being.” – David Ellis, County Manager
2nd Syngenta – Blank – 4141 Employees
3rd BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) – 4894 Employees
4th Durham County Government – Blank – 1800 Employees
1st U-Haul – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices) – 14,021 Employees
U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces.
One of their most unique benefit offerings, Virta, is a science-backed Type II diabetes reversal program that is offered to anyone on the health plan at no cost. In 2021, U-Haul witnessed $722,730 in prescription savings due to 97% of their population enrolling in the RX Saving Solutions program. Additionally, U-Haul saw 11,000 visits in 2021 for telemedicine, reflecting the growing level of desired access to quality care through telehealth offerings. In 2021, U-Haul opened their onsite fitness center, the Shoen Center, a 54,208-square-foot complex on their headquarters campus in Phoenix.
"The Shoen Center has improved both my mental and physical health. It brings back a college campus feel for me, and I have really enjoyed using the basketball court and meeting colleagues I don’t typically get to engage with. I personally never had a primary care doctor, so having the Healthier You Clinic onsite is extremely convenient for scheduling purposes. Overall, everything the well-being program has done has helped increased my quality of life." - Anonymous U-Haul Employee
2nd CGI Technologies & Solutions, Inc. – Fairfax, Virginia (Local Office: Fairfax) – 13,426
3rd Accenture – Raleigh – 674,000 Employees
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. The assessment is scored rubric style on a 1-100 scale. 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!