A world leader in music and audio equipment manufacturing, Peavey Electronics was recently named a "Mississippi Corporate Role Model" by HR Professionals Magazine for its health program.
Implemented in 2013, Peavey Wellness is an innovative employee wellness program led by Peavey Corporate Health Director, Karin Roberts. The initiative has yielded positive results, as the company as a whole has lost a combined 1,000 lbs. since March of this year. "The whole intention of the corporate wellness program is to empower the employees to take accountability for their own health," Roberts says.
Peavey Wellness is individually tailored to the needs of Mississippians based on their risk factors, and offers support in topics ranging from nutrition, to exercise, stress management, and general morale in the workplace. Roberts was hired by Peavey Electronics President Mary Peavey, who recognized the need for a more health-focused environment. "Mary and Hartley Peavey are very progressive-minded and having their support to begin this program made all the difference. It starts from the top down," comments Roberts.
Ultimately, the success of Peavey Wellness is directly correlated to the commitment shown by employees. "They're keeping food journals, taking walks on their breaks, and best of all, they are encouraging others to join them," Roberts says. "It takes effort to make a positive lifestyle change, but when they do, they feel good, and we all win."
For nearly five decades, Peavey has blazed its own path toward musical perfection. Founded by Hartley Peavey in 1965 as a one-man shop, today Peavey Electronics Corporation is one of the largest makers and suppliers of musical instruments, amplifiers and professional audio systems in the world—distributing more than 2,000 products to more than 130 countries.
To read the article in HR Professionals Magazine, visit: Wellness Southern Style by Elisabeth A. Doehring.