Today, we highlight the recent recognition of Contec, Inc. by Working Well, an evidence-based wellness strategy for employers in SC. Contec, Inc. achieved Platinum status in the following five categories by meeting best practice standards in promoting well-being in the workplace:
- Financial Wellbeing
- Incentives & Communication
- Nutrition & Food Environment
- Risk Assessment & Outreach
- Tobacco Free
To receive these awards, Contec has been committed to meeting best practice standards in promoting physical, emotional, financial, and educational wellbeing through evidence-based strategies.
“We have designed and implemented comprehensive health and wellness programs and incentives targeted at creating a culture of good health,” says Elaine Smith, Director of Human Resources. “From our on-site health clinic, expanding our fitness facility, and locally grown mobile food market, to offering continuing financial and physical education seminars during work hours, we are supporting healthy choices. We also encourage employees to use their paid community service hours because we understand the importance of improving the health footprint of our community as a whole.”
Working Well helps employers develop a strategic plan to impact employee health by focusing on policy, systems, and environmental changes, which are often low or no cost. Working Well aims to help employers create a sustainable culture of wellbeing by using effective, evidence-based best practices to create healthy worksites.
Research demonstrates that employees performing at optimal health can have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line by contributing to lower healthcare costs, less absenteeism, higher productivity, and improved morale. Healthy employees perform better and are more productive and more engaged than their unhealthy peers.
“Our employees are a top priority,” says Jack McBride, CEO. “We’re not done. We will continue to find new ways to help employees be the healthiest they can be.”
Congratulations to Contec, Inc!