Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Wellness is an important part of Harriman’s culture. As a firm we have established an in-house Wellness Program to help educate employees and promote healthy lifestyles. As an employer we are well aware of the potential benefits to both the company and our employees – possible reduction in healthcare insurance premiums, increased employee productivity, less absenteeism, reduced behavioral risk factors and added employee recruitment opportunities.

Employee Exercise    Harriman’s Portland and Auburn office locations provide fitness rooms while the Boston office offers a free membership to Hubway, a bike sharing service. Exercise and weight training areas are open to employees and their families. The fitness room includes a wide variety of equipment including a stair stepper, elliptical trainers, bicycles, treadmills, weight stations and free weights, bike trainers, and floor mats for stretching, floor exercises and yoga.  Staff are regularly encouraged to participate in office wide fitness challenges, 5K races, and the occasional Wii tournament.

Health and Wellness Coaching   Health and wellness coaching, administered through Central Maine Conditioning Clinic, is offered to all employees and families who wanted to participate.  One on one sessions include healthy lifestyle profile and biometrics, blood pressure monitoring, lipid profile monitoring, tobacco cessation, weight loss support, nutritional coaching, healthy lifestyle support and planning.

Health and Wellness Lunch and Learns Routinely throughout the year Harriman will host lunch and learns that focus on healthy lifestyles. Topics range from managing finances, managing stress, fitness, weight loss, and healthy cooking.

Flu Vaccination Program Once a year, Harriman offers free flu vaccines to all employees and spouses.

Healthy Snacks  Harriman provides employees with a wide selection of fresh fruits daily during the work week. Employees volunteer to take turns purchasing the fruit to ensure freshness. The cost per piece of fruit is just .25 cents. In addition, healthy snack and beverage options are available for purchase in the office. The Boston office receives a crate of organic fruit every Tuesday. Office breakfast and lunch meetings also incorporate healthier food choices.

Coordinated Group Activities   Several times throughout the year, employees organize and participate in events including 5K road races, family hiking, golf outings, bowling and softball.