Employers complete the online Assessment. Applicants receive their Healthiest Employers Index (HEI), a 1-100 metric to measure their program.
The top ranking 100 finalists are invited to the Awards ceremony. The countdown of winners will be announced at the 2018 Fitbit Captivate conference.
The Six Values Essential to a Healthiest 100 Workplace:
Clearly understands the challenges and opportunities which differentiate its workplace, workforce and industry and has identified the attributes that set its corporate wellness initiatives apart and above.
Engages the hearts, minds and bodies of employees to address and affect wellbeing. “Walks the talk” in every respect of workplace culture, including working conditions and organizational practices.
Employer is a learning-minded organization that demonstrates a track record of continuous improvement leading to increasingly successful and repeatable employee wellness outcomes.
Seeks out wellness professionals who balance subject-matter expertise with emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of behavior and motivation. Develops the internal know-how to execute on organizational vision.
Employer clearly understands and defines the strategic value of wellness to the overall organization. Measures success and makes adjustments as needed to sustain and improve results.
Maintains awareness of tools and technologies, and understands how to match them to organizational needs. Deploys the most suitable technologies to direct and manage corporate wellness initiatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between the regional Healthiest Employer designation and the Healthiest 100 Award?
The Healthiest Employers designation occurs in over forty U.S. cities. It is the gateway to selection as a semi-finalist for the Healthiest 100 program. Each regional or state participant receives a Healthiest Employer Index (HEI) score. Applicants are then able to complete additional questions in order to enter the Healthiest 100 Workplaces competition.
What does it cost to participate?
Nothing. The only requirement is that you follow the application process. Selection of the Healthiest 100 is based strictly on objective interpretation of applicants’ Healthiest Employer Index scores and Strategic Wellness Assessment data. Participation in the online assessment is free.
When is the deadline to apply?
Any U.S. employer with a health and wellness program is encouraged to apply. The 2018 deadline has not been established.
When will winners be recognized?
Winners of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America (along with the Healthiest Employer Wellness Awards) will be honored at the 2018 Fitbit Captivate conference. Stay tuned for more details on date and location.