2019 Best Wellness Employer Certification Survey Open for Employers
Harvard University sponsored research recognizes outstanding achievements of organizations committed to creating best-in-class corporate wellness programs
Wellness Workdays, a leader in corporate wellness programs, announces the survey for the 2019 Best Wellness Employer certification program is open. Developed by Wellness Workdays in collaboration with experts from Harvard Medical School, the Best Wellness Employer initiative recognizes the significant accomplishments of employers dedicated to improving employee health and well-being. Responses from applicants will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous. Reporting of data in aggregate (e.g. average results—with no identification of any employer) by Harvard Medical School will help build knowledge and advance the field of worksite wellness, with a focus on current practices and wellness outcomes.
"The certification was developed by industry experts to help employers gauge the overall assessment, strategy, implementation and evaluation of their wellness programs in order to promote an engaged workforce and a culture of well-being,” said Debra Wein, founder and CEO of Wellness Workdays. “A Best Wellness Employer can validate their wellness efforts and outcomes to senior management, current and prospective employees, and insurance providers.”
The Best Wellness Employer certification provides an opportunity for organizations of all sizes to highlight the successes of their wellness program. Experts from Wellness Workdays, Harvard Medical School and other leading organizations developed the rigorous evaluation standards used to create the eligibility requirements. All programs can earn one of three merit levels – gold, silver or bronze. In 2018, six organizations achieved gold status and presented at Wellness Workdays’ 5th Annual Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference: AIM Mutual Insurance, Brown University, Bryant University, Focused Post Acute Care Partners, the Orlando Utilities Commission and Putnam Investments. Winners from all levels showcased their trophies onsite at their offices and featured the BWE logo on their website and careers page.
The survey for the 2019 certification takes less than 20 minutes and can be completed on the Best Wellness Employer website. Employers who complete the survey will receive a research stipend. Surveys must be submitted by February 15 in order to be considered for one of the three merit categories and profiled at Wellness Workdays’ 6th Annual Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference on April 10-11, 2019.