It’s not ground-breaking news that companies who take better care of their employees get more production out of them, fewer sick days and keep them employed longer. Without getting into a ton of small details and fine print, let’s just all assume that we understand that healthcare is expensive for businesses and if you can reduce the cost, while increasing productivity and happiness in your employees, you should probably do it. Thankfully, DealerFire has done just that.
From weekly basketball games open to employees to local volleyball league teams that are sponsored by the company, DealerFire promotes an active lifestyle and makes these opportunities available. While we do not have a huge fitness center on-site (yet!) we are offered an employee membership at the local Y.M.C.A. located only two blocks away. This summer we are even kicking off our first city softball team and there are always new activities on the radar.
Health and wellness are not just about sports. DealerFire regularly participates in community events such as the Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling fundraiser, feeding the needy at a local shelter and sponsoring events for local schools. Mental wellness is just as important as regular physical activity and employees at DealerFire get the opportunity to have both.
Food is even a big takeaway here. Breakfast cereals are offered on a daily basis and you can find healthy snacks in the kitchen right outside the main office.
There is plenty of evidence to support the fact that a work environment that promotes healthy behaviors and the culture of health saves money in healthcare claims and in lost productivity. In September 2013 the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine published a researched conclusion that said, “companies that build a culture of health by focusing on the well-being and safety of their workforce yield greater value for their investors.”
While DealerFire has grown larger and more advanced over the last several years, the values of a healthy team have stayed intact. Investing in yourself is the most important thing that you can do and this company allows you many opportunities to do so as part of the job.
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