The Memphis Business Journal recently partnered with Healthiest Employers, a wellness technology and data research firm focused on corporate health, to spotlight companies in the Mid-South who have outstanding health and wellness initiatives and cultures. The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM was selected as a finalist in the '2-99 Employees' category and was honored at an awards breakfast Thursday, March 28, at the Hilton Memphis.
Honorees were selected based on their participation in a survey that measured their workplace wellness efforts. Our office-wide fitness challenges, including our Biggest Loser and Pedometer Challenges, coupled with our CBIZ Great Health Program, are instrumental in our wellness success. We also implemented a Flexible Work Arrangement, unique to our Memphis office, giving our employees an opportunity to balance their work and life schedules, reducing their stress and improving their overall health.
During our busiest times of the year, we boost productivity by maintaining a healthy workplace environment. We provide weekly fruit deliveries during this time and implement fitness challenges to supplement healthy eating habits. Our most successful fitness programs were suggested by employees, as they take ownership in their own well-being and create a culture they want to be a part of and contribute to. Our Biggest Loser challenge encourages healthy eating and daily exercise habits. The team dynamic provides large amounts of support and last year's group lost a total of over 80 pounds. Another challenge currently in progress is our Pedometer Challenge. We show that getting in shape doesn't have to be complicated -- it can be as simple as walking.
As an incentive to participate, we allow employees to join in on the fun free of cost and make the challenges competitive, giving prizes to the overall winners. Additionally, we are fortunate to have national resources such as the CBIZ Great Health program easily accessible to all of our employees. The Memphis office is proud to have been selected as a finalist in these awards and is committed to maintaining these high standards of health and wellness in our workplace.