Five Essential Elements of Well-Being
The Gallup-Sharecare Well-being Index is based on decades of research and gives an in-depth view into the factors that drive well-being. This research identifies five interrelated elements of well-being, necessary for a life well lived: purpose, social, financial, physical, and community.
By making sure our employees are supported in each one of these areas, we ensure a positive, productive workplace. Here's how we do it:
In this context of this research, purpose means you are able to do things you like to do each day and you are motivated to achieve your goals. At Excelas, we work with our employees to identify their strengths., then we find ways for them to use those strengths in their day-today job. We also offer cross-training, opportunities to take on team- or project-lead roles, and the freedom to pursue professional development.
We host social events throughout the year so that our employees have the chance to get to know each other and enjoy time together. Annually, we have a company anniversary party, three Thirsty Thursday networking socials during the summer, a family-focused summer event, and a holiday party.
Excelas offers competitive pay, a safe harbor 401k, health savings account, and more. Beyond the usual benefits, we regularly invite financial experts to speak on various topics at our staff meetings. These topics include retirement planning, estate planning, how to take advantage of low interest rates, and more.
We have an employee-led wellness team that puts together a number of activities, from tai chi and yoga classes to healthy potlucks. Other ways we encourage physical wellness include:
- a fitness challenge each year in which employees can earn up to 24 hours of paid time off
- fresh veggie baskets available for purchase through a local CSA program
- a treadmill desk to get exercise in on the days you work in the office
- free flu shots and health assessments
- discounted memberships to select fitness centers
We encourage employees to share the causes important to them. Often these causes are selected for a company outreach event or activity. Annually, we conduct a canned food drive in the fall and a holiday gift drive for children in need. These, and other programs, have supported organizations like Saint Paschal Baylon Helping Hands Ministry, Beechbrook, Project Night Night, The Gathering Place, WomenSafe, and more. We also offer a Community Service PTO program where eligible employees can earn PTO in exchange for community service hours.