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San Diego County Credit Union wins Workplace Excellence award
SDCCU recognized for its Corporate Wellness Program; healthier workforce has resulted in increased employee retention, recruitment and service level achievements
11/07/2014 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to announce it has been recognized for outstanding human resources practices with its selection for a 2014 Workplace Excellence Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), San Diego chapter.
SDCCU was selected in the large company category for its Corporate Wellness Program that has resulted in lower healthcare costs, improved productivity and morale and, ultimately, continued growth and success. The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 6.
“This award is a much-deserved recognition for our talented, passionate, focused and strategic Human Resources Department that developed and implemented an extremely successful comprehensive Corporate Wellness Program,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “Our corporate wellness program has proven to not only improve the health of our employees but has also enhanced our bottom line. Management has seen increased employee retention, recruitment, service level achievements and a healthier workforce. HR is essential in the hiring of well-qualified candidates, culture emersion and the ongoing training that makes us who we are.”
Since the corporate wellness program was launched two years ago, SDCCU said employee engagement has increased to 37 percent of employees participating in a healthy initiative. Included in the corporate wellness program was SDCCU’s “Know Your Numbers” campaign that encouraged employees to understand the status of their health and then determine a plan for improving it. Aspects of the campaign include an onsite gym, walking contest, smoking cessation program, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, discounts on farmers market produce, mental wellness assistance and pet insurance to lower stress levels.
SDCCU’s corporate wellness program is part of its “Feel the Teal” culture, an internal communications program for employees that promotes a sense of pride and passion for the credit union’s brand, work and community.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.6 billion, over 274,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.