By: Lydia Goorman, OFS Brands Marketing Communication Specialist
For the first time ever in the state of Indiana, a company, OFS Brands, has registered their space to become WELL Certified. This step demonstrates their passion for and history of employee well-being.
In this day and age, wellness in the workplace is no longer a desire but an expectation. As Millennials move into the workplace with these expectations, creating workspaces centered around wellness helps attract the best and brightest employees. WELL provides wellness guidelines, with seven categories to consider, from air quality to fitness.
For OFS, these guidelines not only symbolize employee wellness but also ensure transparency, as the WELL records are publicly published. Other companies, employees, and families can all see where OFS falls on the spectrum for a WELL space, and push the company to strive for even better marks.
This registration doesn't solidify OFS Brands as a WELL Building but instead marks a commitment, a promise to their employees for wellness and improvement. This process naturally follows the history of employee-focus at OFS Brands. In fact, OFS Brands established healthy eating programs and built a fitness center long before WELL standards required it. Likewise, the company has committed a key WELL AP resource, Paul Anderson, to the role of Vice President of Wellbeing and Development. Along with Paul, Jarod Brames and Vanessa Englert, two additional OFS Brands employees, have achieved status as certified WELL accredited professionals.
The commitment to wellness is not new at OFS Brands, but on July 28, 2017, this commitment went public. Now, OFS Brands has partnered with WELL to actively pursue improvement.