SFW agency once again recognized as one of the Triad’s Healthiest Employers

thumbnailWalk in our doors and you can’t help but notice the bikes. They’re everywhere—propped against walls, leaning against desks and cluttering the aisles. (There’s also a heck of a lot of spandex floating around, but we won’t go there.)

Once again, SFW has been recognized as one of the healthiest employers in the Triad. The Triad Business Journal partnered with Healthiest Employer LLC, a national research firm that recognizes wellness leaders across the country.

“We’re known for our biking culture but we’ve expanded far beyond that,” says SFW CEO Ged King. “We’ve got marathoners, dancers, kick boxers, yogis and more on our staff. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is a big part of our culture, so we make sure our employees have the time and encouragement they need to make that happen.”

That includes offering a bevy of free, healthy snacks to employees as well as scheduling the occasional spin class or bike ride in the middle of the work day. Employees also receive a monthly $30 stipend toward a gym of their choice and earn rewards throughout the year for completing exercise goals.

“It’s amazing how potential hires respond to what we do,” says HR Director Wanda Trexler. “They get excited when they see and hear about all we offer in terms of exercise and lifestyle.”

Not that we’re all about the workout. “We have to work out to balance the beer intake,” jokes King, who had a keg (known to SFWers as “The Kegerator”) installed in the newly remodeled kitchen. “It’s all about finding balance.”