PORTLAND, Maine — May 19, 2020 — Systems Engineering announced today that, for the second year in a row, it has received a Best Wellness Employer Gold certification. This 2020 award was presented by Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of corporate wellness programs that developed the program with experts from Harvard Medical School to advance the field of worksite wellness. The data and research driven program recognizes the significant achievements of employers that are dedicated to improving employee health and well-being in innovative and meaningful ways.
In May 2020, Systems Engineering was one of 18 companies recognized with the gold certification, and one of six Maine-based organizations to receive the award. A comprehensive list of organizations that received the 2020 Best Wellness Employer certification is available on the program website.
“The heart of our program is about supporting positive behavior change. We strive to provide the right tools, education, motivation, and social support. These resources assist our team in adopting or maintaining healthy behaviors in all aspects of their lives. We’re very honored to receive the Best Wellness Employers Gold Certification for a second year running. This is a wonderful recognition of our commitment to the well-being of our team and their families.” - Susan Massey, Human Resource Manager & Wellness Committee Member
To reach gold standard certification, each company is subject to a rigorous review in four categories: assessment, strategy, implementation, and evaluation. Gold certification status is the highest achievement, and the accomplishment signifies the organization has a strong strategy and commitment to employee well-being.
Additionally, gold certification companies have been able to provide evidence-based information that they have an established and ongoing structured plan for assessing and implementing wellness strategies, which include objective measurements. Systems Engineering achieved gold for its significant investment in behavioral health, work-life balance, and fitness offerings.
Background on Systems Engineering’s Investment in Wellness
Systems Engineering, a 100% employee-owned company, started investing in a worksite wellness program in 2012 partnering with Occupational Medical Consulting for weekly onsite private one-on-one behavior-change health coaching. The program expanded to the Systems Engineering Manchester, New Hampshire office in 2019. In addition to these offerings, the company also provides its 150+ employee-owners the following:
- Daily stretch breaks to help employees break up prolonged sitting periods;
- Activity trackers and a wellness platform with electronic gaming to support positive behavior changes and healthy competition; includes monthly health challenges;
- A 1,000 square-foot gym at its Portland headquarters and access to an onsite facility at its New Hampshire office outfitted with cardiovascular and strength training equipment for employee use before, during, and after work;
- Fitness club membership reimbursement;
- Onsite & Telephonic Health Coaching with OMC, a Wellness Workdays Company;
- Ergonomic Workstation Assessments;
- Professional Employee Assistance Program.
“We are thrilled to receive the Best Wellness Employer Gold Certification for the second year in a row. While our official Wellness Program is certainly a key component toward receiving that recognition, the far greater attribute that this certification measures is the overall culture of well-being that we cultivate as a company. I truly believe that wellness is not something that we do, it is part of who we are at Systems Engineering.” - Michael Gray, Project Manager & Wellness Committee member.
About Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering is an IT strategy and managed services provider delivering world-class technical and business solutions to enable the exceptional within organizations. Established in 1988, Systems Engineering is 100% employee-owned and serves more than 500 legal, healthcare, financial services, and government clients nationwide. Headquartered in Portland, ME with an additional office location in Manchester, NH, the company has a team of 150+ who are available 24×7, 365 days per year to serve the needs of its clients. Known as a forward-thinking, modern technology partner, Systems Engineering seeks to enhance business by providing superior managed IT, security, cloud, and IT leadership that allows businesses to grow and prosper. To learn more, visit systemsengineering.com or call 888.624.6737.