UB a finalist for WNY Healthiest Employer Awards – UBNow: Information and views for UB school and workers

UB has been named a finalist on this yr’s WNY Healthiest Employers Awards. UB is considered one of 5 finalists within the X-Giant class for employers with greater than 1,600 staff, together with ACV Auctions Inc., GEICO, Mattel, and Individuals Inc.

UB was acknowledged largely for its advantages, together with its beneficiant time and attendance and accrual insurance policies, and the breadth of programming supplied by means of Wellness and Work Life Stability.

For instance, Wellness and Work Life Stability carried out greater than 200 applications over the previous yr. These included in-person lunch hour health lessons, outside and indoor campus walks, a partnership with Unbiased Well being’s Health within the Parks program to carry a yoga class weekly in South Lake Village, and digital and in-person well being and wellness seminars. Wellness and Work Life Stability additionally partnered with UB Recreation to supply chair yoga so that individuals of all skills may take part.

“We’re at all times in search of new concepts,” says Michele Poitras, supervisor for Wellness and Work Life Stability applications. “We wish to meet individuals the place they’re. Models throughout campus may also contact us to do programming with them.”

Poitras provides that psychological well being will likely be a giant focus of WWLB’s fall programming schedule.

After all, on the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of WWLB’s programming shifted to digital. A few of that has continued, together with the very fashionable “Mini Psychological Breaks,” which characteristic interactive 15-minute video games of trivia or Pictionary.

“It’s all about stress launch and interesting with individuals, and it actually appeared to work. Individuals actually benefit from the Mini Psychological Breaks,” says Pete Logiudice, group relations assistant in Wellness and Work Life Stability.

UB additionally was acknowledged for its parent-friendly insurance policies and beneficiant depart advantages. The college additionally gives non-public lactation rooms for college students, school and workers throughout all three campuses.

One firm in every of 4 measurement classes will take residence prime honors at an occasion Aug. 25 at Buffalo Riverworks.


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