G&A Partners wins UWWC Platinum Physical Wellness Award
For the fifth year in a row, G&A Partners was recognized by the Utah Worksite Wellness Council (UWWC) as one of the state's healthiest employers
The UWWC Healthy Worksite Awards Program recognizes Utah employers for their exemplary success in worksite wellness. Utah employers had an opportunity to receive recognition for their efforts from May 2019 to April 2020. This award program highlights employers of all sizes for their worksite health promotion and wellness programs.
"Realizing that every person has unique needs and challenges, G&A Partners wanted to take wellness to the next level and create a program that encompasses all dimensions of wellness," said Olivia Curtis, Wellness Specialist for G&A Partners.
G&A was named a gold employer by the UWWC in 2015, but that wasn't enough for Curtis. "Since 2016, we have consecutively earned platinum status and received a total of three innovation awards,” she said. “In 2018 we were recognized for Social Innovation, and last year we added Innovation for Physical Wellness to our awards collection."
To target each aspect of wellness, G&A offers a variety of monthly and annual challenges (both companywide and personal) as well as one-on-one health coaching, a yearly biometric screening, a Health-Risk Assessment, onsite flu shots, an Employee Assistance Program, and more. In addition to improved health, employees can earn a discount on their insurance premiums by participating in the wellness program via a wellness point system.
In today's fast-faced society, there are countless things clamoring for our time. We noticed that many of our employees were finding it difficult to make time to engage in physical activity. Exercise can have a profound impact on both physical and mental health, and we wanted to support our employees in their goal to increase their activity.
To help increase the physical activity of our workforce, we decided to expand our wellness program to include a myriad of exciting initiatives related to exercise. With the implementation of these exercise-focused activities, G&A Partners saw a 94% participation rate in its wellness program as well as many reported improvements in the employee population:
- 74.2% of our employees reported feeling confident in their physical health (up 4% from last year)
- 5.25% of our population moved from high to low risk for total cholesterol
- 4% of our population moved from high to low risk for blood pressure
Beyond the numbers, we also saw an improvement in employee satisfaction, company culture, and coworker relationships (obtained through our employee feedback surveys) as well as glowing reviews outlining how our efforts impacted our employees’ lives and level of happiness.