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PG&E Named One of the Bay Area's Healthiest Companies by the San Francisco Business Times

Who are the Greater Bay Area's Healthiest Employers?

The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal selected 82 finalists for this year’s Healthiest Employers in the Greater Bay Area lists and associated event. Companies were categorized based on the size of their Bay Area workforce. In the Bay Area, these employers have 130,864 employees. Overall, they employ nearly 1.3 million people.

What are some of the perks these companies share? Fitbits, annual flu shots, biometric health screenings, in-house gyms or subsidized gym memberships, walking clubs, wellness newsletters, bike racks and showers, office yoga, chair massage and healthy snacks.

Plus, there were many personal success stories of people shedding extra pounds due to its employer — whether it was more than 100 or as little as 10.

Companies have to operate in at least one Greater Bay Area county to be eligible to participate: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano or Sonoma.

Companies provided information about their wellness, fitness and other health-related programs. Each company’s score is based on its responses to a survey. The survey has 74 scored questions with a point value ranging from 0.25 points to three points per answer. Categories, scoring and analysis were created by a private panel of medical, academic, business, wellness, finance and statistics professionals. Scores were generated by a proprietary algorithm that ranks an organization based on its responses in comparison to the survey set. Respondents included both public and private employers and government agencies, across multiple industries with a minimum of 25 employees in the Bay Area.

 

The survey asked each company questions about its wellness program across six key areas: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, and programming and interventions.

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