Wellness Workdays, a leader in workplace wellness programs, announces the 2023 Best Wellness Employer survey is open and employers can submit an application for the program’s 2023 certification. Developed by Wellness Workdays in collaboration with experts from Harvard Medical School and other industry experts, the Best Wellness Employer initiative recognizes the significant accomplishments of employers dedicated to improving employee wellbeing. Researchers will utilize the reported data to help build knowledge and advance the field of worksite wellness with a focus on current practices and wellness outcomes. Responses from applicants are kept strictly confidential and anonymous with no identification of any employer.
“The certification recognizes the outstanding initiatives and achievements of organizations committed to developing best-in-class wellness programs for their employees,” said Debra Wein, founder, and CEO of Wellness Workdays. “It was developed by industry experts to help employers gauge the overall assessment, strategy, implementation, and evaluation of their wellness programs while contributing valuable data to employee wellness research.”
The Best Wellness Employer certification provides an opportunity for organizations of all sizes to highlight the successes of their wellness programs. Experts from Wellness Workdays, Harvard Medical School and other leading organizations developed the rigorous evaluation standards used to create the eligibility requirements. All programs are eligible to earn one of three merit levels – gold, silver or bronze. In 2022, thirteen organizations achieved gold status, including Andersen Construction, City of Portland, Columbia Construction Jefferson County (Colorado), Maine State Department of Transportation, Maine Financial Institutions Trust, New Balance, Norway Savings Bank, Putnam Investments, Titan American, Turner Construction Company, and Worthen Industries. To see the full list of certified companies, visit the Best Wellness Employer website LINK.
Representatives from many of the gold-certified organizations presented at Wellness Workdays’ 9th Annual Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference, which was held virtually. 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 2023 certification can be completed on the Best Wellness Employer website LINK. Surveys must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31 to be considered for one of the three merit categories and profiled at Wellness Workdays’ 10th Annual Emerging Trends in Wellness Virtual Conference on April 6, 2023.