Groov-Pin, a manufacturer of pins, threaded inserts, and precision-turned components, was recently named a Healthiest Employer in Rhode Island by the Providence Business News for the fifth year in a row.
Healthiest Employers is an annual event that recognizes employers who have implemented worksite Health & Wellness programs and have shown a commitment to employee health and safety.
Groov-Pin says it’s proud to have been recognized for our employee wellness program, GP Fit. Each year, the wellness team plans events and programs that encompass the many aspects of health — physical, mental, social, and financial. GP Fit events include onsite acupuncture, self-defense classes, monthly yoga and nutrition sessions, and group fundraising walks place a focus on mental and social well-being and physical health.
This year, Groov-Pin’s wellness program is celebrating its 10th year. “We started out with an idea and we’ve grown it into a branded program and we have been recognized by wellness organizations,” said Susan Smith, HR director.
“It’s exciting to see how the program has evolved and to see the impact it’s had on some of our employees like reducing insulin numbers and helping people stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic,” she added. “Who knew the first year that we started our program that this is what it would grow into.”
The Healthiest Employer program takes a holistic view of worksite health, understanding what it looks like to have a leadership team completely bought in, understanding the needs of the employee population, and identifying how organizations are proactively supporting wellbeing.
If you are interested in applying for a Healthiest Employers regional program, you must:
- Be a business or non-profit entity in the region
- Employ a minimum of two employees, including the owner*
- If your organization has more than one office nationally and you would like to apply in this region, this office must employ a minimum of 50 employees or 10% of your national population.
- Demonstrate evidence of a wellness program or worksite wellness initiatives