Paychex Named One of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles
For the sixth time, Paychex has been honored by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging employees to live healthier lifestyles. Paychex, a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, received a Gold Award for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees in their lifestyle and behavior changes.
Paychex was among 64 U.S. employers that received the 2015 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the NBGH’s Institute of Innovation in Workforce Well-being.
“Paychex employees tell us they love the wide range of programs and activities that help them achieve the best health and well-being possible,” said Laurie Zaucha, Paychex vice president of human resources and organizational development. “Whether it’s serving healthy food options at company cafeterias, holding eight-week physical activity challenges, or offering any number of specific wellness programs, we feel very strongly about our responsibility to help our employees live healthy lives.”
The company’s nearly eight-year old Active Health program includes socially-based multi-week wellness challenges; best-in-class tobacco cessation options; partnership with community supported agriculture; blood pressure kiosks; sit/stand workstations; healthy and favorably priced food in cafeterias and vending machines; incentive gift cards that can be used for Amazon.com or donations to Habitat for Humanity; flu shots; voluntary on-site health screenings; an innovative evidence-based weight management program; and measurable positive outcomes related to health risk, workforce engagement, productivity, and satisfaction.
Brian Marcotte, NBGH president and CEO, commented, “We congratulate Paychex for being among an elite group of companies that are making a difference every day in improving the health and overall well-being of their employees and their families. Paychex and its leadership team are to be commended for their commitment to promoting healthy work environments and for their innovation in developing outstanding programs for employees that encourage good health and well-being.”