Lily Transportation Corp. is serious about promoting the importance of health & wellness to its employees. To prove it, their Director of Human Resources founded the ‘Beat the HR Guy’ Weight Loss Contest as a new incentive for good health in 2011. Any employee who loses a larger percentage of weight or pounds than ‘The HR Guy’ wins.
“This contest gives employees who need to shed some pounds the opportunity to lose some and win some”, explained John Bunevith, Director of Human Resources at Lily Transportation Corp. Participants who lose a minimum of 5% of their beginning body weight qualify to win.
The weight loss challenge runs through June 30th of this year and it has already begun to bring out the competitive spirit in employees. “It’s building a sense of community,” said Bunevith. Employees from as far as our California operations have accepted the challenge and we’re thrilled with the response.” Regardless of who wins, every overweight person who drops their weight lowers their Body Mass Index (BMI), and this can significantly lower their risk of future serious health diseases.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that anyone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25.0 and 29.9 is overweight, and anyone above 30.0 is considered obese. “Let’s just say I personally have some room for improvement,” said Bunevith, “and as Director of Human Resources creating and participating in this contest gives me the opportunity to inspire employees and improve my own health in the process”.
“Losing weight can be a difficult endeavor for many people. A contest offering significant rewards can be a great incentive to drop some extra pounds. Besides, who doesn’t want to ‘Beat the HR Guy’?” Lily Transportation regards the health of their employees as a top priority and they are prepared to put their money where their mouth is offering a Grand Prize worth up to $1,000 and smaller prizes valued at $250. “It’s an investment in the well-being of our employees that we’re happy to make”. We’re confident that as with any other task they take on, our employees will exceed our expectations!