ARLINGTON, Va. — Food Marketing Institute here said Thursday it has given its 2010 Maximizing People Potential Awards — the Maxx Awards — to Lund Food Holdings, Edina, Minn., and Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa.
Lund earned the award in the category for companies with up to 4,000 employees for its Dispute Resolution Process. The company developed a program to address unresolved disputes that allows an employee who has received a final written warning, suspension or termination notice to present their case to a panel of peers for additional review. A total of 19 cases have been heard through the Dispute Resolution Process, resulting in $13,000 in savings for the company.
Hy-Vee was recognized in the category for companies with more than 4,000 employees for their Healthy Lifestyles Program. The program encourages employees to become engaged in managing their health and by offering rewards for active participation. To participate in the program, employees must complete three requirements each year: a biometric screening, an online Personal Health Assessment and the completion of two lifestyle health-related activities. As a result of better controlled disease states and early detection, the company reported that inpatient admissions for disease management participants decreased by 47 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year.
The awards were presented at FMI’s Human Resources/Training Development Conference last week in Baltimore.