Application Content & Design

Award Intent

The Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Global Distinction program recognizes companies with established approaches to positively impacting the physical, psychological and emotional health, well-being and productivity of their global employees and their dependents. This application defines health holistically to include: physical, emotional, financial, social and community health. These well-being components drive how individuals feel and how engaged and productive they are at work.


Application Content

The Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being recognizes thoughtful, comprehensive and practical corporate efforts to improve employee health around the world. To apply, companies must answer questions about both organizational-wide and country-specific well-being initiatives. The award does not honor any one specific initiative; it recognizes corporate headquarters (HQ) and in-country strategic planning, benefits and programming.

Local implementation of a company’s global well-being strategy may vary and in certain geographies better traction and success can be seen. The application asks for details of your organizations overall global well-being philosophy and strategy; and how you localized and implemented it in a country outside the U.S. which demonstrates the realization and success of corporate well-being goals.

Companies are welcome to apply for a Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being Global Distinction award about any one country of their choosing. That geography should have an employee footprint sufficient to support broad-based employee well-being programs. Whereas the Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being award recognizes U.S. programs exclusively, the Global Distinction award only examines wellness efforts outside the U.S.

These application sections are:

  • Corporate collects information about well-being strategy; drivers of a healthy culture; employee health; and communication mechanisms on the scale of the entire organization.
  • Local focuses on the following topics at the country-level: in-country health benefits; health and well-being strategy; resources for health; drivers of a healthy culture; employee health and program metrics; program implementation; and communication mechanisms.

Applicants are encouraged to supplement their application with additional, requested resource materials. These materials provide greater context and/or background about corporate health and well-being efforts.

All application responses must be in English.