Professional development opportunities, a collaborative environment and work-life balance are a few of the reasons why The Chronicle of Higher Education has consistently named Lynn University a “Great College to Work For.” This year, South Florida Business Journal recognized another reason why employees love Lynn when it presented the university with a 2019 Healthiest Employer award. “This honor reflects the total wellness package that we offer employees,” said Aaron Greenberg, director of Employee Services. “From retirement plans to healthy dining selections, employees can take advantage of options to improve and sustain their physical, emotional and financial well-being.”
In 2017, Greenberg hired Benefits and Wellness Manager Katrina Valentino to help elevate wellness program awareness and offerings.
We’ve seen our efforts increase positivity among employees, lower health claims and drive participation in employee events.
Katrina Valentino, Benefits and Wellness Manager
“We’ve seen our efforts increase positivity among employees, lower health claims and drive participation in employee events,” said Valentino. “Our Wellness Fairs have great turnout—employees meet with vendors and take time to learn how they can improve well-being.”
Campus programs include weekly yoga, campus walks, an annual 5K run and biometric screenings, as well as monthly and yearly employee recognition. Lynn also offers an Employee Scholarship Program for continuing education. The team plans to add a Zumba class and new lunch-and-learns to its offerings. Valentino says financial advising programs are among the university’s most popular. In addition, employees participate in one-on-one sessions with benefits, retirement and trust advisors several times a year.