The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, at its annual Business and Community Awards event on Nov. 19, announced Isett as its “Healthy Workplace of the Year.”
The award helps publicly promote the importance of a healthy workplace by recognizing a business or organization within Greater Hazleton that is adopting wellness programs, according to the chamber. Nomination applications are scored on program strength, results, and creativity of the business’ workplace wellness initiatives, the chamber said.
“To win this award in any year is an honor, but in 2020 when health is at the forefront of our lives, it means something more,” said Gregg Pavlick, vice president of Isett’s Northeast Pennsylvania Region, which includes the firm’s Hazleton office. “COVID-19 changed everything, including how we work. However, it didn’t change the commitment of Barry Isett & Associates to the health of its employees. In fact, the pandemic highlighted and validated everything we had done correctly. All our healthy workplace initiatives proved their worth.”
Isett associates enjoy an industry-leading work/life balance, as they are afforded flexible schedules, work arrangements and time for community service – important elements in helping them maintain healthy lifestyles.
“Wellness Works for You” is offered to all of Isett’s 190-plus associates. This program enables employees to enroll in yearly pedometer challenges, sign up for nurse screenings and chair massages, and expand their knowledge in wellness-related topics offered via “Lunch and Learn” programs. Isett holds other activities to promote healthy living such a “biggest loser” challenge and a shared recipe program.
Associates have access to a fitness and nutrition diary, consultation with a personalized health coach, around-the-clock support from licensed professionals if needed, and discounts for gym memberships and other family-related activities. Another benefit, at no cost to employees, provides discounts and flexible payment terms for their out-of-pocket medical expenses. This enables them to save money on deductibles and co-insurance.