Chrysler goes for the gold

by: Nichole Gunn July 15, 2010

The National Business Group on Health has acknowledged and rewarded employers who have embraced wellness programs and are improving their workers' health, productivity and quality of life. Chrysler was one of the 66 U.S. employers recently honored by the National Business Group on Health for their ongoing dedication to employee wellness programs promoting healthy lifestyles.

For Chrysler dedication to employee wellness has become its primary focus since the birth of its very first employee wellness program back in 1985. By maintaining that focus, Chrysler has earned recognition for being one of the healthiest work places for the second consecutive year, and overall, third time in the last six years. Chrysler came in strong this year by sweeping up a Gold award for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes.

Chrysler’s wellness program consists of various health workshops and screenings, as well as a number of incentive programs that encourage employee participation.

"This award validates our invested efforts in our employee wellness programs and shows that we never lost focus on what’s really important – the well-being of our employees – even through challenging economic times," according to Nancy A. Rae, senior vice president of human resources for Chrysler.