2019 Healthiest Employers of Central Texas

Each year, the Healthiest Employers® awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. 

The Healthiest Employers awards program is administered by Springbuk through a comprehensive online assessment to evaluate company performance spanning six key areas of health and wellbeing: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Intervention, and Reporting and Analytics. 

The categories and scoring were designed with the help of a non-biased, national group of representatives within the wellness and business community. After completion of the assessment, the applicants are scored with a Healthiest Employers® Index that helps rank the organization based on their unique submissions. To sign up for future announcements on Healthiest Employers, please sign up here.

We are excited to announce the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Central Texas. The winners are ranked according to three different employee size categories: Under 500, 500-5,000, and 5,000+ employees. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners and honorees!

Under 500 Employees

#1 Sense Corp

  • Total U.S. Employees: 189
  • Industry: Consulting
  • www.sensecorp.com 

Sense Corp powers companies by creating actionable insights from data and transforming organizations into the digital era. Their wellness program allows for customization and personalization so that each person can focus on his or her goals. Nearly 25% of associates are enrolled in the weight loss program, emphasizing the drive for self-improvement within the workplace. 

#2 Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP

  • Total U.S. Employees: 94
  • Industry: Finance
  • www.mlrpc.com 

Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP is the largest local accounting firm in Central Texas. They empower employees by providing them with easily accessible resources to encourage wellness participation both in the workplace and at home. They have utilized an online wellness reward program through their insurance provider that has made an impact on participation. 

#3 Kazoo 

  • Total U.S. Employees: 136
  • Industry: Technology
  • www.kazoohr.com 

Kazoo is an employee experience platform that allows organizations to improve employee performance through healthier cultures and better aligned business objectives. This year, they focused on improving the parental leave experience by providing access to family planning support, paid paternity leave for fathers, and the creation of a new mother’s room in the office. 

500-5,000 Employees

#1 Capital Metro Transportation Authority

  • Total U.S. Employees: 1,704
  • Industry: Transportation
  • www.capmetro.org 

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority provides public transportation to Austin through bus routes and their commuter rail service. They began their wellness program due to the rapid increase of their annual healthcare costs. One of the most unique wellness program offerings is the personal training opportunity available to employees at no cost. This year, they increased personal training sessions by 13%. 

#2 JE Dunn Construction

  • Total U.S. Employees: 3,372
  • Industry: Construction
  • www.jedunn.com 

JE Dunn is a family and employee-owned general building contractor with 20 locations across the country.. Despite having a wellness program that is 10 years old, JE Dunn Construction continues to see high levels of engagement and an ongoing commitment to wellness from senior leadership. They offer monetary incentives to employees for being tobacco free, completing program requirements, and completing outcomes-based biometrics.  

#3 Higginbotham

  • Total U.S. Employees: 1,000
  • Industry: Insurance
  • www.higginbotham.net

Higginbotham is an insurance, financial services, and risk management company that assists in employee benefits, retirement plans, and property coverage. They offer over $1,400 annually to those who participate in the wellness program and are tobacco free. Because of this, they have seen a 33% decrease in cigarette use over the last two years. 

5,000+  Employees

#1 HP Inc. 

  • Total U.S. Employees: 13,724
  • Industry: High tech, computing
  • www.hp.com 

HP Inc. is a global leader in personal computing, printing, and other business solutions. Their employees’ satisfaction with the wellness program is one of the biggest indicators of success. In a year-end survey, 80% of the workforce believes that HP supports a culture of wellness. Managers take well-being very seriously and support wellness actions throughout the day. 

#2 CGI Technologies and Solutions

  • Total U.S. Employees: 12,420
  • Industry: Consulting
  • www.cgi.com/en

CGI Technologies is one of the biggest IT providers in the world with over 400 locations worldwide. They believe that there are several factors to wellness and are passionate about promoting financial health in the workplace. They have integrated programs that help employees reach financial goals and create a custom plan.

#3 U-Haul

  • Total U.S. Employees: 13,000
  • Industry: Moving and Storage
  • www.uhaul.com

U-Haul is a storage rental and moving equipment company that has been in operation since 1945. The Healthier U Program was created by their CEO, Joe Shoen, and is actively supported by leadership. They are continuously enhancing the program to cover all aspects of health and have had over 5,000 team members participate since inception in 2016.

Honorees

  • Alliance Residential, LLC d/b/a Alliance Residential Company
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • City of Austin
  • Foundation Communities
  • Terracon Consultants
  • Whitley Penn