Piedmont Natural Gas is a North Carolina-based natural gas distributor with 1,900 employees. This smart employer uses corporate wellness to retain—and attract—top talent, and it's working. The average age of Piedmont employees is 47, with an average tenure of 16 years.
Piedmont is an excellent example of how setting workplace wellness solutions in place now helps support today's workforce—as well as future generations.
In 2007, Piedmont partnered with HealthFitness to build and integrate its corporate wellness program, Live for Life, into the company culture to improve employee health, and ultimately, help the company contain rising health care costs.
Reimbursements for fitness center utilization
Reimbursements for weight management programs
Numerous free resources and programs to help employees quit tobacco
On-site staff dedicated to cultivating a culture of wellness
In partnership with HealthFitness, Piedmont has innovatively built a culture that fosters improvements in employee health. Ways that Piedmont supports wellness:
As a company performance plan metric, wellness program participation can influence each individual's end-of-year bonus.
Employees can earn up to 16 WEL hours annually by completing activities in various health and wellness categories
Catering policy that applies to all catering funded by Piedmont
Average number of high health risks across the population decreased from 2.49 to 1.82.
Employees participated in a health assessment and screening
Participated in one or more activities
Participated in two or more activities
(90 minutes or more moderate exercise per week)
Increased by 19.5%
(Three or more servings a day)
Increased by 22.8%
(High risk; greater than 240)
Decreased by 7.3%