Now more than ever, supporting community health and well-being should be a top priority for employers — and it certainly is here at Drexel University. This year, Drexel has been named a winner among Philadelphia Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers, an annual list celebrating workplaces in the Philadelphia area that excel in and emphasize employee wellness. Drexel was listed among nine honorees in the large employers’ category (1,500 to 4,999 employees).
In the Business Journal’s write-up about this accolade, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Megan Weyler explained: “Drexel University offered 165 wellness programs or activities onsite last year. That’s three opportunities per week ranging from an onsite walking club to weekly guided meditations, monthly chair massages and one-off programs and workshops covering emotional, physical and financial fitness programs.”
When asked about implementing new initiatives because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Weyler said, “Our brand new Ten-at-10 Wellness Program, which launched in April in response to the social isolation and mental health challenges of COVID-19, encourages maintaining meaningful connections with colleagues while completing life-sustaining activities that promote physical and emotional well-being. Every day at 10 a.m., a different 10-minute wellness activity, from meditation to walking to chatting with colleagues or practicing gratitude, is offered for faculty and professional staff.”
Read more in the Philadelphia Business Journal article: “Healthier in the long run: Our 2020 Healthiest Employers honorees share their tips for maintaining an active workforce” (subscription required).