Employers complete the online Assessment. Applicants receive their Healthiest Employers Index (HEI), a 1-100 metric to measure their program.
Top ranking semi-finalists are invited to participate in the second step: completing a more comprehensive online measurement.
The top 100 Employers are selected from the Semi-Finalist group. The countdown of winners is announced at the annual Healthiest100 Event.
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. Semi-finalists for the Healthiest 100 program are selected based on these scores.
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 both stages of the selection process is free.
When is the deadline to apply?
Any U.S. employer with a health and wellness program is encouraged to apply through June 30th, 2017.
When will winners be recognized?
Winners of the Healthiest Employers Wellness Awards (along with the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America) will be honored at Fitbit Captivate in Chicago on September 19th, 2017.