ARDEX Americas was named a 2014 Healthiest Employer of Western Pennsylvania by The Pittsburgh Business Times for the third consecutive year, ranking fifth out of the top 15 companies with up to 499 employees.
“We are very proud to be recognized for our efforts toward employee health and wellness, said Jesse David, ARDEX President, U.S. and Canadian Divisions. “Approximately 90 percent of ARDEX Americas employees participate in wellness programs. Many employees are self-motivated and others are driven by company-funded incentives. The programs are a very positive benefit.”
On-site programs ARDEX Americas provides at company expense include biometric screenings, a health and benefits fair, Lunch & Learns, healthy lunch meeting options, a walking trail, flu shots, DermaVision Screenings, Zumba class and low-cost massage therapy.
Orchestrated programs include “The Biggest Loser” competition, The 10,000-Step Challenge and “Maintain Don’t Gain.”
ARDEX Americas offers no-cost preventive care under the employee medical plan. For tobacco cessation, the company provides no-cost options to include prescription products, telephonic and on-line programs through medical plan as well as online wellness tools and tobacco cessation options in the community.
“The primary reason ARDEX Americas promotes workplace wellness for employees and dependents is to maintain and improve health through proactive measures,” says Breanne Thompson, ARDEX Americas Benefits Manager. “In addition to improved health, we also see improved morale and camaraderie, decreased absenteeism and presenteeism and improved medical insurance premiums.”
“We have seen many successes with our health program initiatives,” David adds. “Participation and awareness are key components to the initiatives driven by the Human Resources Department.”
Winning companies were selected based on scores determined by a survey of the company’s wellness programs. The survey was conducted by Indianapolis-based Healthiest Employer LLC.
For more information about ARDEX, or employment opportunities, please visit www.ardexamericas.com or call 1-888-512-7339.