Reducing Employee Health Risk for Pond & Company

How an engineering firm’s company wellness program reduced employee health risk and avoided insurance claim Increases with a 16.5% increase in staff 

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THE CHALLENGE 

As a rapidly expanding architecture, engineering, planning, and construction firm, Pond has to balance employee health with operational expansion, and the pressure associated with fast-paced client demands and deadlines. Committed to making an investment in a new employee benefit, Pond’s progressive leadership team approached Corporate Health Partners for solutions that would nurture a healthy culture across the organization and make Pond an even more attractive workplace for new talent. 

THE FACTS 

End-to-end services firm established in 1965: Architects, Planners, Engineers, Constructors

Headquartered: Norcross, GA with 11 locations across 11 states 

Key Employee Stats: 

• 300 total employees
• 214 eligible employees
• 94% of eligible employees participate in the company wellness program 
• Average age of population is 38.9 

• 75% Male; 25% Female 

Markets Served: 

Community Development, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Federal, Defense, Aerospace 

THE CORPORATE HEALTH PARTNERS SOLUTION for Employee Health

In order to improve Pond’s entire employee health ecosystem, Corporate Health Partners provided:

  • A wellness assessment and plan to design incentives, communication, and obtain leadership support 
  • Employee health assessments and benchmarking 
  • Motivational health coaching (one-on-one) 
  • Year-round culture building 
  • Health screenings 

CORPORATE HEALTH PARTNERS COACHING 

  • Team of Program Manager, Account Manager, and Onsite Wellness Coach
  • Annual screenings 
  • Results-based health coaching
  • Web-based technologies for goal tracking 

High interaction through onsite health coaching, compassion, and accountability were offered
to build trusting relationships with employees. 

EVOLUTION OF THE COMPANY WELLNESS PROGRAM

2009 

Program began as voluntary with 75% employee participation 

2010 

Program became incentivized with strong leadership, strengthening participation to 94% 

Financial incentives, such as gift cards, offered to employees for worksite wellness participation 

2014 

Introduced one-on-one telephonic health coaching services for remote employees 

Introduced Healthy Break lunch and learn events, focusing on stress management and meditation 

97% employee satisfaction rate for screening services 

2015 

Additional incentives offered to participants of $12.50 per employee per pay period 

54 employees joined the Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge 

22% increase in one-on-one health coaching attendance 

METRICS

A sampling of 40 out of 300 employees (13.3% of total) were measured to track the course of their health risk profile within a five-year period. The chart below illustrates a noteworthy reduction of their risk factors, migrating high-risk employees to moderate and moderate to low. The average age of this sampling is 44.6 years. 

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Another view of all 214 Pond participants shows a higher number of low-risk profiles than Corporate HealthPartner’s national average. Pond’s five-year sampling – in other words, a healthier workforce than most organizations of similar size. 

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Controlling employee health risks also controls the healthcare cost trend.

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EMPLOYEE HEALTH CONCERNS

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POND’S 2015 MILESTONES 

  • Top 10 Winner of Atlanta’s Healthiest Employer Award 
  • Finalist, # 23, in the North Texas Business Journal Healthiest Employer Award 
  • Finalist in Phoenix Business Journal Healthiest Employer Award 

MOVING AHEAD 

Corporate Health Partners and Pond continue to promote, advocate, and invest in the Prima company wellness program and are pleased with the noticeable cultural shifts in employee commitment to nutrition, exercise, and overall health. 

There will be a continued focus on engaging remote employees, stress reduction and management, and providing flexible ways for employees to get engaged, such as simulcasts of Healthy Break sessions and the launch of a bi-weekly weight loss empowerment group. 

As a result of the Corporate Health Partner’s continued focus and creativity, the Pond organization is developing a culture of awareness, positive change, and optimal employee health. 

Contact Corporate Health Partners to see how your organization can achieve similar results.

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