Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

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Location: Tysons, VA
Founded: 1932
Industry: Professional services

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Brian Carlton
Managing Partner, Metro DC

Committing to wellness:
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) wants to help its employees enjoy long and healthy lives, says Brian Carlton, managing partner for the metro DC area. “To accomplish these goals, a program was needed that gives employees the tools and resources to not only understand their current health, but also the many facets that go into making well-rounded, health-conscious decisions.”

FUN FACT: A DHG employee at the Tysons office lost 150 pounds during the firm-wide “In It To Win It” weight-loss challenge.

Special perks: DHG offers child and elder care backup — temporary solutions provided through care centers and in-home care providers. If employees have meetings and their regular babysitter cancels, they can make use of this service. At the same time, DHG offers employees a flexible schedule so they never have to miss a child’s soccer game or graduation. Employees also have access to a gym-membership reimbursement plan, in which the firm will reimburse employees on a sliding scale up to $300, based on the frequency of gym use. DHG’s Commit to Fit program includes healthy snack challenges as well as biometric screenings and flu clinics.

Solid results: DHG is only in the third year of its formal wellness program, so it is still too early to measure the program’s full impact. The firm hopes that after this year is up, the data will show a noticeable improvement in areas such as lowered health claims, better health-risk assessment scores and a decrease in chronic conditions.