LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Appriss Inc. received a national award this week – one of only six organizations to be chosen – in recognition of its work to promote wellness among its employees. The company was presented with an Edington Next Practice Award at the annual Wellness in the Workplace Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Wednesday. The Edington Next Practice Awards recognize organizations that are actively engaged in the pursuit of a healthy, high-performing workplace and workforce. Appriss was recognized for "Self Leadership."
To promote workplace wellness and a healthy lifestyle among its 350+ employees, Appriss provides free access to an on-site doctor's office (the only company of its size to do so) and waives health-care premiums for workers who do not use tobacco. Another incentive includes the opportunity for employees to win major prizes (such as vacations or cash bonuses) for meeting certain health goals.
"We're extremely proud to receive this prestigious award," said Appriss Human Resources Manager, Debbie Gray. "Being healthy is great for everybody and having healthy employees is a great benefit to any company. We're always looking for innovative ways to promote -- and reward -- healthy choices by our employees."The Edington Next Practice Awards were presented in conjunction with CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc. and the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center. Appriss is consistently ranked as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Kentucky by the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management. The firm has also been recognized as one of the Louisville area's "Fastest Growing Companies" each year since 2000. About Appriss Appriss provides innovative technology solutions that keep communities safe and informed. Services include nationwide programs such as VINE ®, a comprehensive automated victim notification service; JusticeXchange, the nation's largest real-time data network of incarcerated persons; and NPLEx ™, a national electronic tracking system used by tens of thousands of pharmacies and law enforcement investigators to prevent the illegal sale of over-the-counter cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine. Appriss' mobile division provides individualized smartphone apps for sheriffs' offices, helping them communicate more efficiently with their communities.