Penn Recognized as One of the Region's 2019 Healthiest Employers

News from June 5, 2019

The Philadelphia Business Journal will honor the University of Pennsylvania as one of the region's 2019 Healthiest Employers on Thursday, June 13.

How are employers selected? Employers complete an online assessment. Applicants receive a Healthiest Employers Index (HEI), a 1-100 metric to measure their program.

Here are the six values used to judge each employer:

Vision: 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.

Culture/Engagement: Engages the hearts, minds and bodies of employees to address and affect well-being. “Walks the talk” in every respect of workplace culture, including working conditions and organizational practices.

Learning: Employer is a learning-minded organization that demonstrates a track record of continuous improvement leading to increasingly successful and repeatable employee wellness outcomes.

Expertise: 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.

Metrics: 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.

Technology: 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.

source: Philadelphia Business Journal