SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Hard Dollar, the creator and leader of project cost management (PCM) software for capital-intensive projects, has been named one of the Healthiest Employers in the Valley for 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal.
"Hard Dollar is highly committed to having a workplace focused on integrity, good health and giving back. We believe that in order to have a successful team, you have to have a healthy culture," said Doug Nicholas, president and CEO of Hard Dollar. "Our employees are rarely sick, and productivity is higher since we've implemented this program. It's amazing what good health can mean for an organization. We've worked incredibly hard to achieve this and it's rewarding to see our employees and their families reap the benefits."
The Healthiest Employer awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. Hard Dollar has implemented a very comprehensive program to boost health and wellness. For instance, the company hosts a free lunch and education meeting for employees every Friday. Healthy living topics are discussed and employees are offered free cancer screenings, blood pressure tests, and flu shots. Employees are also given ankle pedometers to help them reach their health and wellness goals. Hard Dollar has even initiated a campaign that encourages employees to quit smoking and through which the company will pay for the cost of treatment. The company is proof that a healthy, successful business starts from the inside out.
"The wellness program at Hard Dollar is the reason why I'm a healthier person today, having lost more than 100 pounds," says Ann LaCasse, CFO of Hard Dollar. "The resources provided by the company, combined with the support and encouragement from co-workers has helped me make this significant life change. Our company is more successful because our employees and our families are healthier."
Hard Dollar executives attribute the success of its healthy workplace program to the support employees have given one another. Watching their employees make healthy lifestyle choices and embrace the program has been the company's best promotional tool. Other Valley companies who topped the Healthiest Employers list include US Airways, GoDaddy, Shamrock Foods, and COX Communications.
About Hard Dollar
Hard Dollar is the leading provider of project cost management (PCM) solutions. Founded in 1989, Hard Dollar delivers project cost management software worldwide within the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, and utility industries. Hard Dollar software helps manage cost estimating, budgets, changes, and forecasts throughout the entire project lifecycle.