CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Search Solution Group has been selected out of a record-breaking pool of nominations as the second place winner of this year's Charlotte Business Journal's Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte Award. This award is presented to companies who have met or exceeded the overall national average score calculated by the Healthiest Employers Organization. Search Solution Group claimed the award by attending the 5th Annual Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte Awards & Wellness Expo that was held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
During the event, company representatives from Search Solution Group cheered on the participants of the 5k-run/walk and raft race, and enjoyed networking with other Charlotte professionals during the awards luncheon. Angelique Morabito, the Communications Director, accepted the award, and the company was pleased to learn that all Charlotte winners had scored an average of 61 based on the Healthiest Employer Index (HEI), with the national average being 50. Search Solution Group was awarded second place in the Healthiest Employers, small company's category, which includes Charlotte businesses that have 1-99 employees.
The healthiest employer's award program has worked with over 4,000 employers, and recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace using six key categories to measure wellness: Leadership Commitment, Communications and Marketing, Foundational Components, Programming and Interventions, Strategic Planning, Reporting and Analysis. The categories, scoring, and benchmarking were formed with the help of a national, non-biased group of representatives from the academic, medical, wellness and business communities. The assessment is comprised of over 60 scored questions with a corresponding point value for each answer. These questions contain more than 600 data points for scoring and benchmarking, and organizations are ranked based on their individual answers. The team at Search Solution Group is grateful to the Charlotte Business Journal for organizing such a great event, for providing the ability to develop, monitor and track company wellness, and for giving the company the opportunity to be recognized as one of the healthiest employers in Charlotte. Search Solution Group will be profiled in the CBJ's print edition of May 8.
Search Solution Group has always been dedicated to the wellbeing of their employees, and has implemented a wellness program that focuses on three key areas: Mental, Physical, and Community Involvement/Events. To promote mental health, the entire company takes a 5-day paid vacation to allow employees time to recharge, in addition to having up to 3 weeks paid time off for each employee's personal use. Within the office, mental health is addressed through being a pet friendly office where people bring their pets, having masseuses, nail technicians and encouraging daily walks outside to take a break, or to brainstorm ideas in an outdoor environment. To promote physical health, the company participates in team building activities, standing desk and personal chair options for employees, paid time off for participating in marathons or sporting events, bowling, daily dog walks and yoga sessions. There is also a company lunch calendar that contains the healthiest locations in Charlotte to have lunch from, and the company has switched to partner with outside vendors to provide all employees throughout the day healthy snacks and beverages. To promote wellness through community involvement/events, the company actively partners, fundraises, and participates with local organizations, and attends all interns' college sporting events to show support. Lastly Search Solution Group provides athletic gear and accessories to encourage with work outside the office that is dedicated to health and wellness.
In addition to receiving the Charlotte Business Journal's Healthiest Employers Award, Search Solution Group has also received the 2014 Charlotte Business Journal's Best Places to Work Award, and the 2014 Charlotte Business Journal's Fast 50 Award that recognizes the 50 fastest growing companies in the Charlotte region. Search Solution Group believes that their culture's promise to making their wellness program a priority has directed related to the recent success and expansion of the company. Furthermore, Search Solution Group has implemented the wellness program in their most recent office location in Baltimore, M.D., which specifically focuses on Life Sciences and Analytical Instruments recruiting and executive search.
About Search Solution Group
Search Solution Group, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is the premier headhunting and executive search firm for mid to senior level positions. By partnering with only the best, Search Solution Group has become the leader in delivering permanent and sustainable executive employment solutions in the specialty areas of accounting and finance, engineering, manufacturing, human resources, sales, marketing, operations, life sciences, analytical instruments, and legal - both locally and nationally. Since 2002, Search Solution Group has had a dedicated team of experts in recruiting at our Buffalo, Baltimore, and Charlotte offices, which take pride in providing top talent through taking the right steps to understand both the needs of our clients and candidates. Contact Search Solution Group for any Headhunting or Career Placement needs.
CONTACT: Angelique Morabito Communications Director Search Solution Group 704.332.8702 x 215 Angelique@ssgresume.com
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