US HR studies show that the stressful work environment affects about 42% of Western employees, which leads employers to consider taking measures to ensure a healthy environment increasingly.
What do companies do to reduce stress at work and keep them healthy and make their employees happier? First, they think about welding them into a team as a community that feels good together. Among the most appreciated by the employees are the internal cafes with gourmet products, the gardens on the roof of the office buildings, where to serve beer, and the unlimited holidays.
In “THE 44 HEALTHIEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN AMERICA” top is Kaiser Permanente, which has a unique program developed by the HR team for the 177,445 employees. It provides free fitness centers and a nutrition control system, from healthy recipes in canteens and vending machines serving offices, until the pursuit of the health objectives proposed by the employees.
Kaiser Permanente facilitates access to shops selling organic products from local farmers and runs a bike-to-work program, which rewards employees who use bicycles as a means of transportation.
General Electric is another company that cares about employee health, among its recent measures being that it offers unlimited vacations to 43% of its employees in the United States, being the largest company that has this facility. Employees included in the program can be absent from the office as much as possible, what is essential is to complete their job tasks, and the manager must approve this.
Employees also have excellent medical packages, with all prevention tests free of charge, a permanent and free hotline with medical advice, and a program to help smokers quit.
Whole Foods Market, a company with 91,000 employees, gives each employee a 20-30% discount on healthy food purchased from their own company. They have nutritionists who give them free advice and receive an annual $ 1,800 premium for expenses that prove a concern for a healthy lifestyle.
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