CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 09, 2016) - Retrofit, a leading provider of disease-prevention and weight-management solutions, today announced it was named Illinois' Healthiest Employer in the small business (2 - 99 employees) category.
The 2016 Illinois' Healthiest Employers Awards are sponsored by Cigna and conducted by health analytics provider Springbuk Inc. in association with Crain's Custom Media. The award is given to organizations that are dedicated to creating a culture of well-being.
"Our goal as an organization is to transform lives," said Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit. "This starts with our own employees. Creating a culture of well-being fosters a spirit of innovation and allows our employees to perform at their best. If our employees are healthy and living a life they love then everything else will follow."
Retrofit offers a holistic and personalized approach to its benefits to ensure employee needs are met. Perks include flexible work schedules, the option to work from home, days off for birthdays and unlimited paid time off. Retrofit also offers time off to volunteer, walking meetings, treadmill desks and exercise breaks during all-company meetings. In addition, employees have free access to participate in Retrofit's weight-management and disease-prevention programs.
"We have a health-minded population at Retrofit," said Catalina Andrade, employee happiness director, Retrofit. "Things like exercise breaks and healthy snacks really resonate with our employees. So whether it is volunteering, yoga, Olympics-inspired workouts or instruction on how to perform the perfect plank, we have fun with it and know this has a positive ripple effect for our clients, customers and investors."
Retrofit also was recently named a Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work and Fortune. Retrofit also has been named one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care, one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the nation, a Best Workplace for Women, a Best and Brightest Company in Wellness and a 2016 Chicago Elite Award Winner for Work-Life Balance.
Retrofit is a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention solutions that transform lives. We use a unique high-tech, high-touch approach to deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Ninety-seven percent of Retrofit participants complete the program, 88 percent lose weight and 80 percent keep it off 12 months later. What sets Retrofit apart from others is the level of personalization we bring to our suite of targeted solutions that tackle obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This personalization delivers real-time interventions that evolve as individual needs evolve.