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Winning the 101 Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness Award for the second year in a row provided an excellent opportunity to reflect on our Wellness Program here at Fusion OEM. Initially prompted by a desire to manage our health care expenses, our program has surpassed expectations and benefited our company, employees and customers.
Workplace wellness programs are becoming more popular as companies search for ways to reduce their costs and improve their bottom line. They provide the company with strategic advantages by investing money in a program that brings them high returns in the form of better performing workers, lower absenteeism and health care expenses. At Fusion OEM, we provide employees with the benefit of working in an environment that places a high value on wellness. Some of our Wellness Program features include the five S’s: Screening, Spending, Speakers, Support and our Survey:
Screening. Fusion partners with a third party vendor to provide all employees the opportunity to participate in on-site health screenings each year. On-site health screenings are free of charge to employees. The health screening results are provided to each employee and our third party vendor works with employees to identify areas of concern and offers free online educational materials to all employees. Employees identified by the third party vendor as low risk for health problems are rewarded by Fusion with deep discounts on Company subsidized health insurance.
Spending. Every employee’s compensation and benefit package includes Wellness Dollars. Wellness Dollars may be spent on any opportunity to participate in wellness activities that will positively impact an employee’s metabolic syndrome and/or cotinine results. Past examples of supported activities include gym memberships, weight loss programs and smoking cessation programs.
Speakers. Our Wellness Program provides comprehensive information on topics employees have identified as interesting. Each month a different Wellness topic is discussed and Fusion provides experts to present education and resources to the team. These presentations have included education regarding nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental health, cancer prevention, personal goal setting and financial wellness. This unique benefit has helped our employees meet their wellness goals and become informed about the health topics that affect them directly.
Support. Every employee’s compensation and benefit package also includes Wellness Coaching, a comprehensive program tailored to employee’s individual wellness goals. The Wellness Program is supported by Fusion alone and is supplementary to the health and welfare options in place through employee health insurance. Sessions may be done via phone or email in order to accommodate employee’s schedules. Topics of interest range from smoking cessation to weight loss to stress management.
Survey. In addition to ongoing feedback, yearly we administer a Wellness Survey in order to maintain a Wellness Program that is meaningful and informative. Results are tracked via information gathered on the Survey, the Wellness Dollar application, past Wellness Screening results, and participation in our Wellness Initiatives, whether it's a 5K run or a cancer screening. By using both qualitative and quantitative metrics, we are able to observe and analyze the return on our robust wellness program investment. The results are clear: the culture of wellness within Fusion has vastly changed employee attitudes toward their health. Many employees are proactively addressing their personal wellness as a result of our Wellness Program.
Fusion’s emphasis on employee health and wellbeing plays a large role in our creation of innovative compensation and benefits strategies. Employees are the most valuable assets to any company. Therefore, their welfare has a direct impact on our success. By providing workers with these services, Fusion OEM manages to improve both wellbeing and job satisfaction, as well as raise retention rates.