Hudson River Community Credit Union Named 2020 Healthiest Employer

With employee health being one of the most important topics in the workplace — especially with the recent emergence of COVID-19 — we are proud to announce that HRCCU has been named a 2020 Healthiest Employer by the Albany Business Review for the second straight year.

The awards program honors 30 companies in the Capital Region whose wellness programming and benefits go above and beyond for their employees and workplace.

How We Prioritize Employee Health

Working to cultivate a work environment and culture that is healthy, fun, and results-oriented is something that sets HRCCU apart from the rest.

We have built an enjoyable workplace for our staff at our Operations Center, complete with a full kitchen/break area, fitness facility, and outdoor patio area. We also bring in nutritionists and massage therapists periodically to help answer questions and keep our employees healthy both physically and mentally.

“At HRCCU, we are really proud of the fact that we are able to offer our employees a workplace that integrates health into their work life,” said Sue Commanda, CEO of HRCCU. “Our company mission is to improve the financial well-being of our members, but we are also committed to improving the health and well-being of our employees. This is especially important with the rise of COVID-19 in our communities. We know that now more than ever we need to provide a workplace that is supportive of our employees’ physical, emotional, and social well-being.”

Determining Healthiest Employers

Healthiest employer winners are determined by the Healthiest Employers LLC, a data and research company.

It measures wellness and benefits factors using the Springbuk analytics platform and report its findings.

The assessment scores companies on their wellness program’s culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.

Companies with an office of at least five employees were eligible in the following Capital Region counties: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.

HRCCU, along with the other winners, were celebrated on July 30 at a virtual event.