Hearts Pest Management Receives Recognition as One of San Diego County's Healthiest Companies

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The San Diego Business Journal selected Hearts Pest Management as a finalist for one of San Diego County's Healthiest Companies in May of 2012.

Hearts Pest Management, Southern California’s only EcoWise Certified pest control company and leader in organic methods is proud to have been selected as a finalist for the 3rd Annual Healthiest Companies Awards through the San Diego Business Journal. Each year, the San Diego Business Journal spotlights companies that have worked hard to create environments where their employees enjoy going to work.

On May 16, 2012, in the small company category, Hearts Pest Management received a finalist certificate for leadership, support and involvement that creates a company culture of well-being. Hearts encourages its employees toward a healthy lifestyle by providing a comprehensive, all-inclusive, holistic health care package and financial incentives for smoking cessation, blood donations, weight loss, and safety in the work place and field environments.

Hearts’ employees receive a bonus of $500 for abstaining from smoking for one year. Likewise, employees who lose 10% of excess body weight over a one year period receive a $500 bonus. Our “Paid in Blood” program provides not only extra vacation but also cash bonuses to employees who donate blood.

For industrial safety and health of its’ employees and the environment, Hearts Pest Management has revolutionized large volume pesticide spraying by automating the vehicle based mixing process of pesticides, removing the employee from the process and the potential for spill related work injuries and environmental contamination.

Hearts Pest Management believes only a holistic package of benefits addressing all our human need levels can sustain a high functioning, socially responsible enterprise. Although a small company, Hearts has created a professional package and safety net for optimal physical, financial, and mental health – a corporate package far exceeding industry average and many large, white-collar companies. For continuity of coverage and protection, health insurance, sick, bereavement and vacation benefits commence upon employment, without the customary probationary period of most companies. Hearts Pest Management also provides a 100% match for employee 401K contributions.

Hearts Pest Management believes continued education is a critically important health-related benefit for America’s workforce. Hearts’ feels education builds a strong self-esteem in employees and will assist each and every employee motivated to seek out continued education, by offering 50% reimbursement of a higher education (college and beyond),regardless of any relevance to pest control.

As a result of implementing this all-encompassing holistic health and wellness benefits package, Hearts Pest Management employees are living a healthier, productive lifestyle, and as an added bonus, Hearts has been able to reduce the cost of its medical premiums.

It was with great pleasure for Hearts Pest Management this May, to be nominated as a finalist and receive a certificate as one of San Diego County’s Healthiest Companies.

News Release by Donna Walker, May 19, 2012

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