SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – HomeSmart has announced that it has received special recognition from Cigna, the global health service company. The real estate enterprise is being honored with their Bronze-level Healthy Workforce Designation. Companies that earn this award are praised for demonstrating a strong dedication to enhancing the health and well-being of their employees through a workplace wellness program.
The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation, formerly known as the Cigna Well-Being Award, assesses companies based on the base segments of their well-being program, including leadership and culture, program foundations, program execution and whole-person health. Organizations identified with this designation set the standard of excellence for whole-organization health.
At HomeSmart, employees are able to invest in their health and wellness in a number of ways, including monthly Wellness Challenges. These challenges incentivize participants to get plugged into staying healthy and active and follow themes, including walking, stress management, packing a healthy lunch and more. Monthly challenge winners can cash in on prizes like stand-up desks, fitness trackers and gift cards. No matter the challenge or the prize, the main goal is to get employees more engaged and motivated about living a more well-balanced life, even while at work.
“HomeSmart has developed a strong wellness program based on bringing employee wellness to the forefront of our office culture. When the monthly challenges really started to take off, we began working with Cigna and were able to award prizes for completing the challenge,” explains Jayme Devary, Director of People Operations at HomeSmart. “It has been so fun to see this come to life at HomeSmart. We are able to give employees a great opportunity to recognize and participate in their own wellness journey.”
As part of an Economist Impact study commissioned by Cigna, greater productivity, stronger staff morale and motivation, and greater retention and loyalty are the most significant business outcomes of a healthy workforce. Additionally, a Gallup Report finds that, on average, companies with high employee engagement are 23 percent more profitable. At HomeSmart, nearly 200 corporate employees participate in the program on an annual basis.
“We understand employee well-being plays a vital role in a company’s success and the relationship between healthy employees contributing to a more effective, productive and satisfied workforce,” says HomeSmart president, Ashley Bowers. “Investing in an effective workplace well-being program drives value for employers and we are proud of the program we have built.”