PMG Leadership recognizes we need to have happy and healthy employees in order to meet our company goals. Last year, PMG rolled out a Wellness Program which gives each employee a monthly allowance to go towards any wellness activity in the following categories: physical/mental, career, social, community or financial.
Some great examples of ways current employees utilize this program are as follows; gym memberships, counseling, nutritionist, chiropractor, networking groups, book clubs, sports teams, volunteer events, free Little Library construction, financial advisor, estate/will planning and so much more! This is a great benefit and we encourage every employee to take advantage and sign up!
In addition to a monthly allowance, PMG also gives each employee a Fitbit. This Fitbit is used for healthy competition around the office and to promote activity in-and outside the workplace. For example, our most recent competition was based on who could get the most steps in Q2. This quarter alone our office walked 8,420,929 steps! We had 6 team members that walked over 500,000 steps.
Our two winners are Kathy, who walked 1,083,981 steps and Wally, who walked 1,018,969 steps! Congratulations to you both!
PMG has seen fantastic results from the implementation of the wellness program. Studies show that promoting work-life balance increases retention rates and productivity of employees. The wellness program has also increased employee engagement. For Q3 the office is competing together in a new step challenge. Since Minnesota is the home of 11,842 lakes, each team member has a daily step goal of 11,842 and 30 active minutes per day. Let the walking begin!