Porter-Starke Receives Healthy Workplace Award

Healthy-Workplace-Award-2013Porter-Starke Services recently received the State of Indiana’s “Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award” from the American Psychological Association (APA). This award honors organizations, large and small, not for profit and for profit, that promote employee involvement, work-life balance, employee growth and development, health and safety and employee recognition.

Porter-Starke Services is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within our community,” said Rocco Schiralli, President/CEO of Porter-Starke Services. “Part of that commitment is to help our employees on the path towards health, balance and hope. We strongly believe that a healthy workforce is a more compassionate workforce and this is reflected in the excellent care we provide,” said Schiralli.

According to the Indiana Psychological Association, the local division of APA, Porter-Starke Services was recognized for its comprehensive and innovative approach to employee engagement and health through the company’s policies and procedures, which included the establishment of a Wellness@Work rewards program, development of a Leadership Academy with Purdue University North Central, establishment of Fitness Fridays, provision of various health screenings, implementation of Breakfast with Leadership, The Inspiration Project, and hosting the annual Valparaiso Turkey Trot.

Porter-Starke Services is a community organization,” said Schiralli. “We appreciate all of our partners in the community, including many local health organizations, that have helped us on our path to creating a winning culture for our employees.”

Past recipients of the award include Boeing, Neutrogena, Cleveland Clinic, Clarian West, and the University of Southern California. Porter-Starke Services will now be nominated for the national award for the next two years. This year, the organization will be nominated for the Overall Psychologically Healthy Workplace at the national level and for the Best Practice Award for facilitating The Inspiration Project with all employees.

To receive the award, employee surveys were administered to staff and a two-pronged site visit was conducted by a representative from the American Psychological Association.