We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: our co-workers make all the difference when it comes to how well we’re able to operate and serve our customers! For any company, investing in the well-being of employees is always a good idea. A healthy, productive team consists of healthy, productive individuals. When a company offers access to wellness programs and resources that underpin healthy habits, the benefits are experienced at every level.
At Plymate, we credit our 90% co-worker retention rate partially to the steps we take to keep our employees healthy. We’ve implemented a 5-point wellness program proven to aid in recruiting and retaining employees:
- Annual on-site health screening sessions
- Discount incentives for meeting specific biometric criteria
- Access to FREE nicotine/tobacco cessation classes through our wellness provider and our employee assistance provider
- FREE annual flu vaccine
- FREE annual mammogram screenings to all co-workers and interested spouses as a memorial effort for Janet Plymate, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1991.
We also offer discounted memberships to local fitness centers, sponsored on-site Weight Watchers classes, discounted group fitness classes, and fun walking/step tracking competitions. Employee access to online tools are also great ways to monitor wellness: tracking health screenings and results, assisting with fitness and nutrition goals, free resources on medical care, and tips for healthy recipes and a healthy overall lifestyle.
Because co-workers make the difference, their wellness will always be a priority and worthy investment.