TAMPA, FL, December 2021: The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and GTE Financial achieved national GOLD recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce.
GTE Financial is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021.Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, nearly all earned gold (43%), silver (31%) or bronze (19%) status.
GTE Financial is one of the largest locally owned and operated financial institutions in Tampa Bay and is committed to being a preferred employer. They fully support their employees on their wellness journey by providing them with a variety of ways to get involved, including an on-site gym and 1⁄4 mile outdoor fitness track at headquarters, a monthly wellness allowance for all employees, ongoing wellness education, and engagement activities like fitness contests and incentives for tracking.
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies. The Index is a web-based scorecard that evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health program through a combination of best practices and a snapshot of a company’s aggregates employee heart health.
Studies show, healthy employees are more productive and use less sick time, and organizations who create a culture of health in the workplace can improve employee retention and organizational reputation.
“We are proud to achieve this recognition from the American Heart Association for prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees,” said Rene’ McKenna, AVP Talent Management. “Our organization remains committed to supporting the physical and mental well-being of our workforce, promoting professional and personal growth.”
In the new year, the American Heart Association will introduce a reimagined Index, the Workforce Well-Being Scorecard. Building on the legacy of the Workplace Health Achievement Index, the new Scorecard will provide organizations with
a way to measure the total health and well-being of their workforce, including the importance of the mental well-being of employees. Participating organizations will receive specific, evidence-informed tools and services to help build and maximize effective cultures of workforce health and well-being.
For more information, visit heart.org/WHSrecognitions.
About GTE Financial
GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $2 billion in assets and 23 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 230,000 individuals and businesses.
More information on GTE Financial can be found at gtefinancial.org.
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