The cornerstone of the Wellness Council of America is the "Well Workplace" Awards process. This innovative initiative recognizes quality and excellence in worksite health promotion. Driven by a pre-defined set of worksite wellness criteria, organizations of all kinds compete to be recognized as one of America's Healthiest Companies. If your organization is looking to compete for national recognition, then we encourage you to consider the Well Workplace Awards initiative.
What Is A Well Workplace?
A "Well Workplace" is an organization fully embracing its responsibility for maximizing the health and well-being of its employees. In a Well Workplace Award winning organization, it is evident that employee wellness has become part of the overall business strategy. To be sure, in a Well Workplace Award winning organization, the vision of protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of each and every employee becomes part of the very fabric of the organization—not something extraneous and peripheral to the core business functions.
What Are The Award Levels?
Four designations of the Well Workplace Award are possible to achieve — Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Application criteria for each of these designations are based upon progressive development and implementation of an organization's wellness initiative within the context of seven critical benchmarks, shown to produce results in organizations of all sizes and industry types.
Bronze recognizes organizations meeting the minimum criteria by demonstrating a solid foundation for success.
Silver recognizes organizations expanding programming and aligning their efforts with the organization's priorities.
Gold recognizes organizations developing comprehensive programs producing results. These programs are a strategic and integral part of the business.
Platinum represents the pinnacle of results-oriented worksite wellness programming. The Platinum Award is granted to organizations forging new ground by linking health promotion objectives to business outcomes.
Meet Our Current Well Workplace Award Winners
By successfully integrating the Seven Benchmarks of results-oriented programs, Well Workplace Award winners have demonstrated that their programs are not only comprehensive, but effective. To date, more than 700 corporations, healthcare systems, public agencies, and educational institutions—employing over 2.25 million people—have met rigid worksite wellness criteria and have been recognized as some of America's Healthiest Companies.
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Case Studies and Best Practices
Perhaps the best part about the Well Workplace Awards Initiative is the access that members have to case studies and best practices. Having successfully integrated the seven benchmarks, the experience gleaned by Well Workplace Award winning companies is invaluable. And, in order to capture this information, WELCOA routinely publishes case studies that detail the process and outcomes. WELCOA members have access to numerous case studies as part of their membership.
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How Can I Take Part In The Well Workplace Awards Initiative
The Well Workplace Awards initiative is available free of charge to WELCOA members. For a detailed discussion of the protocol, simply touch on the button below.