SOURCE: Retrofit


May 27, 2016 12:15 ET

Retrofit Named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in Chicago

Award Recognizes Chicago Companies for Excellence in Human Resources

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 27, 2016) - Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention solutions, today announced it was named to the list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago by the National Association for Business Resources. This program honors a select group of companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach.

The National Association For Business Resources will honor Retrofit on Friday, July 15, 2016, at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge.

"We are proud to be named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in Chicago for the second year in a row," said Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit. "This award reflects our commitment to making our organization a place where top talent want to work, thrive and make a difference in the lives of others."

Retrofit is in the business of transforming lives. The organization walks the talk with its own employees by creating a health-minded environment and a culture of happiness. Staff participate in walking meetings, yoga breaks, activity challenges and volunteer opportunities to give back to the community. The organization directly involves its employees in the design of these experiences and perks to ensure happiness in the workplace.

Retrofit was among other award-winning companies who were evaluated in various categories by an independent research firm. They included: compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; strategic company performance and the best of the best small, medium or large businesses.

"Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today's economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward," said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MBPA. "We are proud to honor this year's winners."

Retrofit has been recognized for its culture and HR best practices through several workplace awards. The organization has been named a Great Place to Work®, one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care, one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for nationally, one of the Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness® and as an Owler Hot in 2015 awardee, recognizing Retrofit as a trending company in its region.

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About The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association For Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

About Retrofit
Retrofit offers weight-management and disease-prevention solutions that help tackle obesity and related conditions to deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Eighty-eight percent of Retrofit participants lose weight and 81 percent keep it off 12 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times happier than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent customer satisfaction survey. Retrofit contributes its success to five key factors: 1) a scientifically based program design; 2) highly credentialed experts who drive a personalized experience and true engagement; 3) a data-driven, high-tech/ high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) "happiness delivered" with proven outcomes that transform lives.

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