geoAMPS’ award-winning employee health programs are featured in an article in Columbus Business First.
The article appears in a supplement to the March 28, 2014, edition of the newspaper. The supplement reports on the Healthiest Employers in Central Ohio awards.
geoAMPS finished first in the award program’s Small Business category (up to 99 employees). Columbus Business First made that announcement during an awards ceremony March 27 at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, OH.
The article titled “Treating employees like assets” was written by Robert Celaschi. He points out that oftentimes health and wellness are afterthoughts for startup companies. That has not been the case at geoAMPS. Yogesh Khandelwal, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Leena Madan, Chief Operating Officer, regard the health and wellness of each member of the geoAMPS team as a priority.
“Our employees are our assets. We do not treat them as resources,” Leena was quoted in the article. “And we will do anything to protect our assets.”
The company’s health program started with providing yoga balls for employees to sit on during meetings. That evolved into extensive health and wellness benefits through the company’s health insurance provider and additional in-house initiatives.
geoAMPS makes standing desks available to employees who prefer to stand at least part of the day at their desk. Yogesh and Leena also offered yoga classes and massages for team members. A certified yoga instructor leads classes at the geoAMPS office two evening per week. Massages by a licensed masseuse are offered to each employee on a regular basis.
The article discusses the dramatic growth geoAMPS has experienced since it was launched in 2011. Starting with two employees, geoAMPS employs 28 today and wants to add another 15. Earlier in 2014, the company moved to a new office in Powell that is more than twice the square footage of its previous location.
Health and wellness were even a consideration in the design of that new office.
“We were very focused on bringing a lot of light into the building,” Leena said. “All the internal walls have transoms so that light will penetrate deep inside.”
geoAMPS is exploring ways to build upon its award-winning employee health program. The company may try weight-loss campaigns or running events tied to charity.
“I know a lot of people don’t have a job they enjoy coming to every day, but we do,” Lindsey Barrett, Business Analyst at geoAMPS, said. “This is a place that really cares about the people who work here.”
Columbus Business First, a weekly business newspaper serving the Central Ohio region, organized the Healthiest Employers in Central Ohio program in partnership with Indianapolis-based Healthiest Employers. This is the second year for the awards program, but the first year Business First held an awards ceremony.
Columbus is the capital and largest city in Ohio. Approximately 100 companies submitted nominations to be named among the Healthiest Employers in Central Ohio. Healthiest Employers provided the methodology by which each nomination was scored. The scores determined the final outcome of the awards. Thirty-five companies were selected as finalists in the small, medium and large business categories. geoAMPS was one of 10 finalists in the Small Business category.
geoAMPS is the leader in providing software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. It is revolutionizing industries with 11 industry-specific software products that are highly configurable to meet each customer’s needs. geoAMPS software standardizes project and organizational processes, creating an average 35 percent savings through efficiencies.
Based in Powell, OH, geoAMPS serves clients throughout the United States and in Canada.
Dan Liggett is Communications and Public Relations Manager of geoAMPS, a technology company in the Columbus, OH, area that specializes in software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. For more information about geoAMPS, call 614-389-4871 or visit www.geoamps.com.