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Monday, October 30, 2017

With 1000 employees in the Americas, we want to make sure everyone feels like they are part of the team and the family. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of programs, activities and treats to show we appreciate our people.

As part of our upcoming initiatives, We Are One, our employee program that focuses on promoting the core values, provides a turkey and ham to all employees during the holiday season. We also have TVH Cares, our volunteer program that gives employees one paid volunteer day off each year to give back to the community. TVH One recognizes an employee each month who goes above and beyond. Nominations are made by co-workers and the nominee gets several gifts and the department gets a pizza party.
Creating an inviting work atmosphere includes the physical surroundings, as well as social and psychological components.

A Gallup poll identified 12 core elements linked to employee engagement. The survey is based on more than 30 years of in-depth behavioral economic research involving millions of employees. A few questions emphasizing empowering and supporting others included:
• In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work?
• At work, do your opinions matter?
• Is there someone at work who encourages your development?
• Does your supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about you as a person?
• Do you have a best friend at work?

An “engaged employee” is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and thus takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and interest.

There are several ways to create employee engagement. Recently TVH CEO Els Thermote, purchased tickets for an annual woman’s event, LIV (Live In Vitality) a Health and Wellness Conference held in Overland Park, KS. She invited the top 10 female participants in TVH’s Nudge Health and Wellness Program for a full day of learning how to enhance your health and well-being.

Employee Robin Kresin shared, “I feel so fortunate to work at TVH because the ownership truly embraces the wellness culture and go above and beyond to care for the employees on so many levels. Attending the LIV Conference was fun and educational.”
If you want change, be the change. There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. Every day there are opportunities to make someone’s day.

If you would like to know more about TVH and the Nudge Health and Wellness programs, contact Lucy DelSarto, Health & Wellness Coach for TVH Americas, at