CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ComPsych announced today the Gold winners of its seventh-annual Health at Work Award: Intel Corporation, CDW, GE Capital Fleet Services and Frett Barrington Ltd. Winners were selected based on their wellness program's comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved. ComPsych Corporation is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR and FMLA administration services under the GuidanceResources brand.
"Spiraling health care costs continue to be a challenge for most employers. This, coupled with the economic downturn and smaller workforces, makes it increasingly important that employers help their people be as healthy and productive as possible," said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych. "We applaud these four organizations for promoting health and wellness and improving the lives of employees."
Within four categories based on size, the following organizations were recognized:
More than 10,000 employees
2,501 – 10,000 employees
GE Capital Fleet Services
101 – 2,500 employees
Frett Barrington Ltd.
Less than 100 employees
Some highlights of the Health at Work Award winners' health and wellness programs include:
- Use of more real-time, creative communications such as social media and employee-submitted video testimonials to promote wellness initiatives
- More global emphasis, with wellness programs being expanded to employees in any country in which they work or live
- Inclusion of family members in wellness initiatives to inspire healthy eating at home
- Mentoring programs with fitness-minded employees chosen as wellness "ambassadors" who help coworkers achieve wellness goals
- On-site farmers markets to give employees easier access to fresh, organic produce
**Editor's note: If you would like to interview any of the Health at Work Award winners, please contact Jennifer Hudson at 312-595-4048.**
To hear a podcast about wellness program trends in this year's Health at Work Awards, go here: http://bit.ly/qkSkHi
The Health at Work Awards are sponsored by ComPsych and its HealthyGuidance® program. HealthyGuidance is a comprehensive and consultative wellness program that addresses the full continuum of employee issues and targets behavioral and lifestyle issues before they become significant illnesses. Drawing upon ComPsych's more than 25 years of behavioral health expertise, HealthyGuidance uses a high-touch approach that empowers employees to make healthy changes through health risk assessments, biometric on-site testing, tobacco cessation, lifestyle coaching and weight management programs as well as incentive administration.
Employers who wish to be included in the call for entries for the 2012 Health at Work Award may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com.
ComPsych® Corporation is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR and FMLA administration services under the GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 13,000 organizations covering more than 35 million individuals throughout the U.S. and over 100 countries. By creating "Build-to-Suit" programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ComPsych.
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