Purdue named finalist for Indiana Healthiest Employers awards program

September 15, 2010

Purdue has been recognized as a finalist for the 2010 Healthiest Employers award, which recognizes organizations that proactively shape the health of their employees.

Fifteen Indiana organizations were named finalists Aug. 24 at an awards program held by Indiana Business Journal and Mavum Consulting. A winner was selected from each of the following categories: companies with 2-99 employees; 100-499 employees; 500-1,499 employees; 1,500-4,999 employees; and 5,000-plus employees.

Purdue was a finalist in the 5,000-plus employee category, along with Community Health Network and Eli Lilly. Lilly was named the winner.

Purdue has been offering wellness services since 1995. Human Resources WorkLife Programs provides a variety of services to faculty and staff, including educational workshops and classes, nutrition counseling, mental health counseling, wellness screenings, flu shots and more. 

“It was quite an honor to be selected and recognized for the commitment that Purdue has made to improving employee health," says Mindy Paulet, manager of WorkLife programs at Purdue. "Our team at WorkLife Programs is dedicated to making a difference in an employee’s life. We recognize that everyone is in a different stage of where they want to go and what they want to improve. We want everyone to enjoy their time at Purdue as a healthy and active employee.”

This is the second year of the Healthiest Employers awards program in Indiana. Healthiest Employers is an organization dedicated to promoting wellness in business. The mission is to educate on the value of a healthy workforce and reward organizations that are wellness leaders.

The Healthiest Employers award is given to companies that excel in six key areas of workplace wellness: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting.