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 honors innovative, comprehensive and culturally-aware workforce well-being programs that effectively address the needs of employee and dependent populations outside the U.S.
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 employees and their families' lives.
In addition to physical and emotional health, the application includes additional contributors to well-being such as social connectedness, job satisfaction, and financial security.
The objectives of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® and Global Distinction awards 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.
of 2016 applicants regularly partner with Occupational Health & Safety in the strategic development of well-being program
of 2016 applicants support healthy dining for their employees by offering a healthy checkout
of 2016 applicants have tobacco-free campuses
of 2016 applicants provide opportunities for stretch breaks and/or short bouts of physical activity to support physical activity throughout the WORK day
of 2016 applicants track employee engagement metrics to determine the impact of well-being efforts
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