SOURCE: Virgin Pulse, Inc.

Virgin Pulse

June 03, 2016 15:54 ET

Eighth Annual Employee Wellbeing Month Honors Leaders in the Industry

Companies Around The World Join Virgin Pulse's Month-Long Celebration of Employee Wellbeing

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - June 03, 2016) - Virgin Pulse, the leading provider of employee-centric solutions that drive wellbeing, culture, and productivity across organizations around the world, today announced the kick-off of Employee Wellbeing Month, an annual celebration of employee wellbeing within workplaces. Convened each year during the month of June, Employee Wellbeing Month (#EWM16) shines a spotlight on the ways employers promote wellbeing and balance during work hours, by providing healthy options, programming, and support for the personal wellbeing goals of their employees.

Employee wellbeing programs have emerged as one of the most powerful drivers of employee engagement and company culture. As the leader in innovating technology solutions that promote employee wellbeing and drive business outcomes world, Virgin Pulse works with companies of all sizes, across the globe, to improve the lives of their employees. During Employee Wellbeing Month, Virgin Pulse offers its expertise and enhtusiasm to the public, providing tools and resources for those who are just starting their workplace wellbeing efforts, as well as those who are leading the movement.

"We're thrilled to offer resources designed to help organizations support and celebrate all areas of employee health, in and beyond the workplace," said Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse. "We hope that organizations make a habit of promoting and participating in Employee Wellbeing Month as a way to underscore their commitment to building healthy workplace cultures where employees can thrive."

Compiled from its own best practices and years of experience helping organizations build successful wellbeing programs, Virgin Pulse has developed a free toolkit of resources for Employee Wellbeing Month, including promotional posters, suggested wellbeing activities, and a proposed calendar of events. In addition, as part of its celebration, Virgin Pulse has awarded the Game Changer Award to Montgomery County, Maryland. This award honors an organization that is prioritizing employee wellbeing through effective programming, creative promotion, and successful integration across internal company initiatives.

"We are thrilled to be awarded the Game Changer Award for excellence in workplace wellbeing, " said Shawn Stokes, Director of the Office of Human Resources. "At Montgomery County, we are deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees, and we're always seeking out the best partners and solutions on their behalf. Working with Virgin Pulse, we've enrolled over 43% of our eligible population in workplace wellbeing programs, and we're seeing excellent results across the organization, including improvements in, body mass index, blood pressure, and activity level."

To download the Employee Wellbeing Toolkit, and to learn more about the month-long celebration, visit www.employeewellbeingmonth.com. Share your stories, tips, successes, and progress using #EWM16 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Virgin Pulse

Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson's famed Virgin Group, helps employers create workforces that are happier, healthier and ultimately more productive in all aspect of their personal and professional lives. The company's modern, mobile first platform delivers a personalized user experience that utilizes gamification to engage users in building habits that inspire meaningful and measurable change across individuals and the business. By helping employees thrive at work and in all aspects of life, Virgin Pulse is helping change lives and businesses for good. Unlike narrowly-focused employee health solutions, Virgin Pulse's solutions span the full wellbeing spectrum -- from Traditional Wellness to Strategic Wellbeing -- providing organizations with solutions that are appropriate for them today and tomorrow. More than 2,500 organizations, representing many of the Fortune 500 and Best Places to Work, have selected Virgin Pulse's solutions to engage their workforces and drive their businesses forward.

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