Humana Recognized for outstanding commitment to employee engagement and work-life effectiveness
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc.’s (NYSE: HUM) employee work-life environment has been recognized by WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association, with a Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2016. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness and positive work environments.
Humana, one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, is one of 116 global organizations to be honored as a 2016 recipient. Humana and all recipients will celebrate the honor at a March 9 Gala Awards Dinner at the WorldatWork 2016 Future of Work Forum in New Orleans.
“This recognition is shared among all Humana associates whose strong commitment to building a positive culture supports our goal to improve the health of the communities we serve and to help people achieve lifelong well-being. That focus begins within our own community and this award is a signal that we’re on the right track,” said Tim State, Enterprise Vice President of Associate Well-being for Humana.
Begun in 2012, the prestigious Work-Life Seal of Distinction measures the overall strength of organizations’ work-life portfolio and success in creating positive work environments.
Applicants are evaluated on work-life programs, policies and practices that meet the needs and challenges facing employees today including health and wellness, workforce experience and engagement, and paid and unpaid time off. Humana was also evaluated for its strengths in financial support for economic security, education for its employees, community involvement, workplace flexibility, and caring for employee dependents.
“The well-being innovation fostered by Humana has shown positive behavior change in our associates and is being leveraged to help our customers live healthier lives,” said Beth Bierbower, President of Group Segment for Humana. “This represents a win-win for Humana and our clients because consumer-engaged wellness programs lead to lower overall health claims costs, fewer visits to the hospital and fewer workplace absences.”
“We congratulate our 2016 recipients who represent a wide variety of industries, demonstrating that enhancing employee engagement and work-life effectiveness is a business imperative for organizations of all sizes and strengths. These organizations are the pinnacle of excellence in workplace strategies that enhance employees’ lives,” said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. Ruddy added, “By understanding the value of investing in their employees, each organization has taken a critical step toward future business success.”
This year’s recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals – and hail from 30 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2016 list includes 49 new companies and shows 67 companies returning to the list from previous years. In addition, 53 organizations have workplaces outside of the United States.
WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on total rewards strategies. Comprehensive total rewards strategies are designed to attract, motivate, engage and retain a productive workforce and ultimately, enhance organizational results.
Professionals engaged in compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards turn to WorldatWork as their leading professional association. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community for members and the broader total rewards community.
WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; over 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member.
Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
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