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Riverbed Recognized for Corporate Wellness Program by San Francisco Business TimesRiverbed Receives Healthiest Employers in the Bay Area Award for Riverbed Fit Program; Also Recently Awarded One of the Best Places to Work (October 31, 2011)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/11 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times. Earlier this year, Riverbed® was named by the same publications as one of the Best Places to Work.
The 'Healthiest Employers Award' recognizes the value of wellness in the workplace and acknowledges companies that demonstrate innovation and leadership in their wellness programs. The award measures organizations in six key areas of wellness: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.
The company implemented Riverbed Fit as its standard employee wellness program. The program is an online, confidential platform that allows participants to set and track goals based on the results of the online assessment. The online assessment evaluates areas in productivity, well-being and health. The assessment also addresses risks, including heart and back health, smoking and alcohol consumption, sleep, and maintaining a healthy weight. As an incentive to complete the program, the Riverbed human resources team awards points for company challenges, and setting, tracking and achieving goals.
"The Riverbed Fit program is a holistic wellness program that encourages a healthy lifestyle for all of our employees," stated Mike Guerchon, senior vice president of employee services and human resources at Riverbed. "This program provides a forum for employees to support one another in maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and overall spiritual, mental and physical wellness."
The program has resonated with employees and has over 900 participants enrolled. "We received feedback from our staff that Riverbed Fit has helped them make wellness an integral part of their lifestyle," continued Guerchon. "What is great is that we are seeing continued enrollment in the program and continued participation in group activities."
Riverbed Fit is a direct reflection of the corporate culture and values instilled by Riverbed executive management, who promote an open culture with mutual respect for all organization members. Employees at Riverbed experience a collaborative environment where the entire staff is encouraged to be innovative and to reach their individual personal and professional goals. Riverbed supports individual growth as a key contributor to the company's ongoing success in providing customers with industry-leading solutions.
Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.
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