The Los Angeles office of Stanton Chase announced a collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) to be the “Thought Leader” to educate executives and management of companies on the critical importance of healthy workplace environments. As part of the collaboration, Stanton Chase will introduce clients to IWBI’s WELL Building Standardä (WELLä), which provides a meaningful solution to advance human health and well-being in the workplace.
“Top talent is attracted to join companies with “Leaders Who Care”, have a purpose, clear values and a commitment to win,” discussed Managing Directors Peter Deragon and Mark Sadovnick of Stanton Chase LA. “The current, and up and coming ‘A’ players always ask about workplace environment and the well-being programs offered. A WELL Certifiedä office demonstrates a company’s commitment to employee wellness and happiness. It’s an invaluable tool when it comes to attracting, developing, and retaining top talent.”
Deragon and Sadovnick added, “From an executive search consultant’s perspective, walking into innovative office spaces that deploy forward thinking in architecture, circadian light systems, healthy ergos, advanced air systems, and noise cancelling systems is clearly motivating. From a CEO, CFO and CHRO perspective, these are a wise investment in workforce productivity, and positive branding. Employees are motivated by the fact that management cares enough to thoughtfully make these changes.”
Developed by exploring scientific research on environmental health, behavioral factors, health outcomes and demographic risk factors and integrating the observations with leading practices for building design, construction and management, WELL is a blueprint for creating better spaces that can improve the lives of people everywhere. To date, companies in 31 countries across the world are implementing WELL and transforming their workplaces to put the health of their employees first.
“As people, we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, and a lot of that time is spent at work,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “Leading research demonstrates how better buildings can help make people more productive and create enjoyable, healthy work environments. Healthy workplace features have also been shown to drastically increase employee satisfaction and engagement.”
Fedrizzi continued, “As one of the world’s leading management recruiting firms, Stanton Chase sees firsthand the benefits of health and wellness in the workplace, and the critical role that WELL can play in attracting and retaining top talent for their clients. We are pleased to work with them to help spread the word about the importance of health and wellness in the built environment.”
The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. WELL is a performance-based system for measuring and certifying features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and well-being.
“We are excited about the strategic relationship between the IWBI and Stanton Chase”, said Elyse Cohen, Senior Director at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “Engaging clients that put a premium on Wellbeing and Workplace Environment, impacts communities, employees, and businesses. We are thrilled that this relationship formed through USCCF’s work and we look forward to continue to engage, provide insights, and work together.”