Discovery Education, a leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, has been recognized with the Healthiest Employer Award for Employee Wellness in the midsize business category.
Discovery Education's strong commitment to promoting employee wellness has paid off, and devoting resources to a healthy workforce has led to greater productivity, creativity and job satisfaction. The award was presented by the Baltimore Business Journal in partnership with Healthiest Employers, a national wellness organization that recognizes companies for their efforts to promote healthy lifestyles among their employees.
One of the critical components of Discovery Education's wellness program is its focus on education and awareness. The company provides employees with resources and information on healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise, nutrition, mental health resources and stress management. The company offers a range of wellness programs including on-site fitness classes, healthy food options, stress management workshops and mental health resources. Proactive health screenings, doctor appointments and wellness visits for employees and their families are also a big part of their program. It also encourages employees to participate in wellness activities such as fitness challenges (Virtual 5Ks, Hydration Challenges, Charity Miles) and team-building events.
The company's wellness initiatives have successfully improved employee health and well-being. According to a survey conducted by the company, 80% of employees reported feeling healthier and more energized as a result of participating in wellness programs. Additionally, the company has seen a reduction in absenteeism and healthcare costs, which has positively impacted the company's bottom line.
Discovery Education's commitment to employee wellness is also reflected in its corporate culture. The company strongly emphasizes work-life balance and encourages employees to take time off to recharge and pursue their passions outside of work. This approach has helped to create a supportive and collaborative work environment where employees feel valued and empowered.