U-Haul uses wellness program to attract fitness-focused workforce
A full-court press to become one of North America’s leading companies in the realm of employee wellness is leading to more recognition for moving giant U-Haul International, Inc.
The Phoenix-headquartered company, founded in 1945, initiated its highly acclaimed Healthier U program at the onset of 2016 to help Team Members emphasize and pursue wellness through improved health, mindset, nutrition and fitness.
Today, U-Haul will be honored as a Healthy Arizona Worksites Program platinum-award winner – HAWP’s highest honor – at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix. U-Haul received gold status the past two years, but was elevated this year thanks to the introduction of more employee wellness benefits and initiatives.
Earlier this month, and for the second consecutive year, U-Haul was recognized as one of the top 10 healthiest employers in the large businesses category by the Phoenix Business Journal at The Valley’s Healthiest Employers annual breakfast.
“We’re always enhancing our Healthier U program,” stated Monique Wantland, U-Haul wellness marketing specialist. “These new opportunities will continue to improve the lives of current Team Members while attracting new candidates who are seeking an employer that emphasizes and promotes health and fitness. The fact that we continue to be honored for our commitment to wellness proves that happy, healthy Team Members are here to stay.”
The creation of the monthly Midtown Farmers Market hosted by U-Haul this year has also been a welcomed success, providing Team Members, neighboring businesses and Midtown residents with the chance to support sustainable food practices and local farmers. Held on the U-Haul Midtown Campus at 2727 N. Central Ave., the farmers market invites Team Members to partake in healthier eating options.
U-Haul will continue to grow its health initiative later this year by breaking ground on a new conference and fitness center for Team Member use – the much-anticipated centerpiece of its U-Haul Midtown Campus expansion project. More details will be released in the coming months.
U-Haul has quickly emerged as a leading choice for young professionals seeking a health-conscious company to acquire their services. From its new corporate café and vending machines serving healthy selections; to its gym membership and dietitian reimbursement benefits; to its popular annual U-Haul Active Day, weekly fitness challenges and healthy recipe sharing; more and more job seekers are finding U-Haul a wellness destination for today’s dynamic, mindful and fitness-focused employees.
“The addition of a fitness center illustrates that U-Haul is continuing to make huge strides in its Healthier U program,” U-Haul Chief of Staff Jessica Lopez noted. “This huge undertaking will bring our commitment to the next level, helping us become one of the most attractive employers in Arizona for recruiting top professionals who want to make fitness and wellness a major part of their everyday lives.”