First Group of Companies wins Powell River’s Healthiest Workplace Contest

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Career Link is very happy to award First Group of Companies with the 2013 Powell River Healthiest Workplace Contest! They will get to celebrate with a $100 gift certificate to a local food establishment of their choice. Bon Appétit!

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The Career Link Promotions Committee chose applicant Angie Poulsen’s entry for its reference to the many programs that First Group of Companies offers its employees, including a Wellness Program Committee, monthly nutrition and fitness programs, incentives for employees fitness activities, and educational/personal incentives, and more.

Other worthy contestants from the five organizations who submitted  mentioned these great ideas on how to maintain a healthy workplace:

  • Reduced waste in the workplace, as well as active recycling programs)
  • The removal of workplace hazards and ergonomics in the design of desks, etc
  • Cleanliness in the workplace
  • Mentoring youth
  • Educational incentives
  • Encouraging employees to take their First Aid ticket
  • Personal care (yoga, sauna, fitness instruction, nutritionist)
  • Team outings and celebrations
  • Discounts to local gyms
  • Paid sick and family days

Many thanks to all contest participants!

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