Profile’s Wellness Promotion Guru, Tasha Reynolds, shares what it's
like when corporate wellness works well.
Corporate wellness programs are an invaluable benefit to organizations
and their employees. Profile works with organizations of all sizes: from
family businesses with two employees to Fortune 500 companies that employ
thousands. I’ve traveled all over the country helping organizations
work their wellness, but one company has taken the lead in partnering
with us to cultivate a culture of wellness within their organization.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar
with Mattress Firm. With stores coast-to-coast selling innovative, high-quality
mattresses, their success in the mattress industry is hard to ignore.
But their commitment to service extends beyond their customer base and
filters back into their employee base. Mattress Firm truly cares about
the health and well-being of their family, which is why they have taken
their partnership with Profile to the next level.
A Growing Need
It’s no secret: healthcare costs are on the rise for corporate America.
Whether it is the direct cost of employer-sponsored insurance or the indirect
costs of diminished productivity, sick days, or overall employee morale
– companies are feeling the impact of employee health in the workplace
and are actively seeking solutions to lower healthcare costs. Essentially,
there are two ways to proactively plan and prepare for this situation:
reserve more funds for health care and mask the situation or find a wellness
solution to eliminate the situation.
Sure, there are third party companies who can manage your employee wellness
as a whole – offering biometric and health screenings to provide
organizations with an in-depth look at their overall employee health profile.
While this provides a return on investment, the downside is they are often
catered to large/global organizations, so you can expect a hefty price
tag and a large commitment of company time.
A Win-Win Partnership
Our partnership with Mattress Firm evolved organically when they had a
few employees experience life changing results with the Profile Plan.
Word spread throughout their company and soon the full scope of their
team, from executives to managers to the store-level employees, gave Profile
a try, and experienced great success! This led them to pursue becoming
a Profile Employer Partner; but they didn’t stop with our basic-level
partnership option - they wanted more.
Through our advanced partnership with Mattress Firm, we have become a large
part of their company’s culture. We attend their local, regional,
and national company events. We work with employees at their corporate
office in Houston and at store locations across the country. The partnership
has made an impact on their entire organization without a hefty price
tag and with a minimal commitment of company time. We are more than just
an option they give to their employees to live a healthier life –
we are part of their family and
its paid off big time!
Each spring, Mattress Firm holds their annual “BedTalks” conference.
Profile had a major presence at this year’s event: leading morning
workouts, hosting a booth with lots of Profile goodies, and leading the
charge in their obstacle course on their #givebig charity day. From BedTalks
2016-BedTalks 2017, Mattress Firm members lost a total of 3,000+ pounds
and we were delighted to be able to celebrate this victory with them in
person. It was an awesome couple days in Houston and more employees committed
to a healthier lifestyle with Profile. Mattress Firm’s partnership
has flourished due to their commitment to the health and well-being of
their employees and we anticipate even greater results by BedTalks 2018!
Profile has partnered with over 2,000 companies of all sizes over the
past four years to offer employee wellness that aids their bottom line.
More importantly, our employer partnerships have taught employees lasting
lifestyle change through Profile’s core principles of Nutrition,
Activity, and Lifestyle.
Are you a business owner or HR director looking for ways to integrate employee
wellness for no cost to your company? Profile has your solution. Call your
local Profile location for more information!