Healthy Workplace of the Year: Bend Research Inc.
Bend Research Inc., founded in 1975, is a cornerstone of the high-tech industry in Central Oregon. The company has not only contributed to the health of the local economy, but also its employees. Ninety-nine percent of the company’s colleagues are enrolled in the Engaged Wellness Program, a comprehensive program designed to encourage and support the health and well-being of Bend Research employees and their spouses. The program allows employees to pursue heath improvement goals that are right for them, and in-turn, Bend Research offers financial incentives.
“We have healthy, happy employees,” the nomination form states. “We have increased productivity, reduced turnover, improved moral, lowed absenteeism and (created a) great professional image.”