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Governor's Worksite Wellness AwardTailored Label Products (TLP) of Menomonee Falls, WI, has been named a silver level award winner for the Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award in the medium company category. The designation, from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, recognizes companies across the state that are committed to improving employee wellness.

“At TLP, wellness is an important part of our culture.  Our Wellness Committee continually works hard to provide employees with new and engaging opportunities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing,” said Nicole Richard, Director of Human Resources. “We are proud that our wellness initiatives are creating a healthier, happier workplace.  We are honored to receive recognition among other great companies.”

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness was reestablished in 2012 and identified worksite wellness as a key area of focus in promoting good health in the state. Studies have shown that employee health affects a company’s bottom line in many ways, including decreased healthcare costs, increased productivity and better morale.

Applications for the Worksite Wellness Award are evaluated on criteria that include:

•    Program infrastructure
•    Health education
•    Health screening and disease prevention and management
•    Physical activity and nutrition components
•    Tobacco use policies
•    Alcohol and other drug policies

“A company that cares about its employees’ health is often seen as a better place to work. Those companies save money by retaining workers who appreciate the benefit of a wellness program and they can attract new employees in a competitive market,” said Jon Morgan, worksite wellness coordinator with the Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program.

The Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Award uses evidence-based criteria deemed essential for a successful worksite wellness program. Baseline requirements include having commitment from senior management, maintaining a wellness team that meets regularly, offering educational materials and presentations on a variety of wellness topics, offering health risk assessments and promoting physical fitness and healthy eating.

A full list of award winners can be found here.

Tailored Label Products (TLP) employees brought their children to work this week to get a hands on opportunity in a manufacturing environment. They were able to see what their parents do, find out about the science that goes into making a label, and learn about what it takes to be a great team member at work.

BizTimes article – Manufacturers advise peers to open doors and minds to Millennials.

A recent Industry Market Barometer report from ThomasNet, a New York-based product sourcing and supplier discovery platform, shows that 38 percent of the survey’s 500 manufacturing respondents plan to retire within 10 years, with 7 out of 10 having no succession plan.

There is a ready source of talent to replace them—the Millennials—who are projected to become America’s largest living generation this year, but they represent no more than 25 percent of the workforce at most manufacturing companies. Furthermore, eight out of 10 manufacturers have no explicit plans to increase these numbers.

Adding to the challenge is that 46 percent of survey respondents said younger people still perceive manufacturing as “blue collar” work, and another 43 percent believe this generation lacks the work ethic and discipline to succeed.

Tracy Tenpenny, a partner at Menomonee Falls-based Tailored Label Products Inc., said attracting Millennial (age 18-32) workers to the industry is critical for maintaining progress.

Through Tailored Label Products’ Millennial outreach efforts, its workforce is now made up of about 50 percent Millennials. The label manufacturer dubs its efforts the “Ten Commandments for Attracting and Retaining Millennials,” a list that includes:

• Cross-training employees in three job skills/functions to give them more reasons to stay and grow.
• Continually investing in manufacturing technology to stimulate employees. Also embrace cloud computing and social media platforms that fit in with Millennials’ work and communications styles, from Google Docs to Twitter.
• Offering progressive benefits such as wellness programs using FitBit and promoting fellowship through fun events/contests at work.

“It will take the concerted effort of every manufacturer to reach across generational lines and bring this group into their business. By embracing Millennials, we can build an exciting future for us all,” Tenpenny said.

Read more about Tailored Label’s Millennial outreach efforts in a recent BizTimes Milwaukee article.

Published March 09, 2015 by by BizTimes.com
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