Burr Named "Healthiest Employer" by Birmingham Business Journal
Burr has been ranked as a finalist every year since the award's inception, and this is the second year the firm has won first place. The firm was recognized for the award in the November 15 edition of the Birmingham Business Journal.
"Since the first wellness initiative was implemented at Burr & Forman in 2008, the firm has continued its commitment to healthy living through a variety of programs aimed at physical fitness, nutrition and reducing stress," said David Elliott, chair of the firm's wellness committee. "With as much time as our employees spend in the office, we should be concerned with their health and general well-being. These are people we care about. In addition, a healthy workforce fosters a more positive work environment and improves the quality of the work we provide to our clients. We are pleased to be included among an impressive list of companies that incorporate innovative benefits and wellness programs to keep their employees happy and healthy."
The firm's wellness initiatives include annual biometric health screenings, an online health coaching website, a smoking cessation program, and flu shots to its employees and spouses. To further support healthy living, Burr & Forman offers a variety of healthy lunch and snack options and cutting-edge fitness devices.
"Over 80 percent of our workforce participates in one or more of our wellness programs on an annual basis," said Cathy Ogletree, director of human resources for Burr & Forman. "We offer many programs to meet our employees' different needs, and we try to make them fun, easy, and competitive, where appropriate."