St. Louis, September 5, 2019 – The Sense Corp Wellness Program has racked up another win! On August 29, 2019, the St. Louis Business Journal recognized Sense Corp as one of St. Louis’s Healthiest Employers for 2019, with Sense Corp winning its size category (between 100 and 249 employees). Sense Corp has been a finalist in the competition eight times, and this is the company’s third year in a row for a St. Louis win.
Sense Corp launched its wellness program in 2010, and today it has grown to include weekly wellness communications, seasonal health challenges with cash and non-cash prizes, and an array of health awareness activities throughout the year, such as using a food tracker, trying a new vegetable each day, getting a flu shot, or using hand sanitizer.
However, the Sense Corp Wellness Program incorporates more than just diet and fitness, instead embracing all six wellness pillars measured by the HBJ survey: physical, emotional, mental, financial, spiritual, and social. All these components play into an individual’s overall wellness, and the firm looks for ways to integrate these principles across daily work life. For example, wellness challenges include tips for eating and exercise, but they also offer a social component to encourage fun interactions among employees. Yoga classes promote spiritual and mental wellness as well as physical flexibility and strength. And employee programs that provide financial advice and mental health outreach ensure that staff are supported in critical ways outside their work roles.
No corporate wellness program can be successful if the work culture itself fosters stress, burnout, and a priority of business success over the health and welfare of individual employees, so Sense Corp ensures that its employees are treated as people, not interchangeable assets. The firm prioritizes flexible work schedules to promote strong work-life balance, and from healthy catered meals to sit-to-stand desks, Sense Corp ensures that its offices promote, rather than impede, a healthy lifestyle.
One of the things that the company is most proud of is the flexibility of its wellness program. Given the diversity of the company’s staff, program organizers recognized early on that not everyone is at the same place on the wellness spectrum or values the same wellness benefits and challenges. The Sense Corp program is designed to challenge everyone from couch potatoes looking to gain more energy to triathlon athletes. Additionally, with a staff that ranges from recent college graduates to people with young children to older (but young-at-heart) individuals, Sense Corp looks for activities that everyone can participate in, and the success of this approach is evidenced in the company’s 90 percent staff participation rate over the last five years.
Michael Chafin, Sense Corp Partner and Director of Commercial Delivery, described the impact the Wellness Program has had on his life. “I finally decided that with the programs offered at work and (my) trainer, I’m going to make some lifestyle changes, and I did,” Chafin said. He works out twice a week and meditates, using a program to set 12-week goals for fitness, family, and focus. “I think at 43, I’m probably the healthiest I’ve ever been, with regard to mind, body and spirit,” he said. “The fitness challenges have helped me recognize that these are things I can be doing for myself.”
Read Chafin’s full story here.
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About Sense Corp:
Sense Corp powers insight-driven organizations. We turn data into actionable insights and transform organizations for the digital era. Our people, culture, and how we engage with our clients are key differentiators. Brilliant, Creative, Human, and Fun exemplify who we are. Regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work, we have operations in Austin, Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, San Antonio, and St. Louis and serve mid-market to FORTUNE 50 companies. Founded in 1996, Sense Corp has delivered exceptional results to hundreds of the world’s largest global organizations and complex government agencies.