The mission of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award program is to recognize the best workforce well-being programs in the US particularly those with a holistic approach to well-being, encompassing financial, emotional, social, and community well-being. The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Global Distinction program recognizes the best workforce well-being programs outside the US.
Leading employers are transitioning their focus from offering benefits and programs focused primarily on improving their employees' physical health to using holistic well-being strategies aimed at enhancing the various facets of employeesï¿½ and their families' lives.
In addition to physical and emotional health, the 2016 application has been revised to include additional contributors to well-being: social connectedness, job satisfaction, and financial security.
The objectives of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award are to:
What is a BEST EMPLOYER for Healthy Lifestyles®?
A BEST EMPLOYER for Healthy Lifestyles® is a company with a holistic well-being strategy that improves employee health and productivity and business performance.
Application submission deadline: May 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. ET.
of 2015 applicants have their CEO as the most senior individual who participates in and advocates for the well-being program
of 2015 applicants provide metrics to senior leadership
of 2015 applicants hold their managers accountable for site level or business unit well-being goals
of 2015 applicants offer mindfulness/relaxation programs
of 2015 applicants offer resiliency training
January 19, 2016:
Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles: ® Global Distinction webinar
10:00-11:00 a.m. ET
January 25, 2016:
Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® webinar
Noon-1 p.m. EST
May 12, 2016:
Application Deadline (Applications must be submitted by 10 a.m. ET)
September 14, 2016:
Award Ceremony at the Annual Fall Conference: The Well-being & Productivity Value Proposition: Reshaping the Employee Experience at the Omni-Shoreham, Washington, DC