Dedicated to promoting health and awareness of exercise and balanced nutrition, the NOVO Company Day is a fixed starter every summer at the international gaming technology group NOVOMATIC. With the health day for the more than 1,000 employees at the headquarters location in Gumpoldskirchen, the company sets an example for the great importance of workplace health promotion at NOVOMATIC.
Executive Board Member Johannes Gratzl welcomed the participants of the NOVO Company Day in pleasant summer temperatures at the company premises: “With the NOVO Company Day we would like to thank our employees for their commitment and encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle, just as we do in the context of workplace health promotion. Our commitment to the health and well-being of our workforce has already been honored with numerous awards, such as the recent Best Employer in Lower Austria award and once again with the seal of approval for workplace health promotion.”
NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch emphasized the interplay between employee health and corporate success: “The success of a company is based on healthy and satisfied employees. For NOVOMATIC, strengthening employee health is therefore an essential building block for sustainable corporate development.” The local mayor, Ferdinand Köck, added: “I am pleased that NOVOMATIC not only creates many qualified jobs, but also attaches such great importance to the health of its employees. This is also of great importance for the market community of Gumpoldskirchen”.
Afterwards, the NOVO Company Day participants took the opportunity to inform themselves at the numerous indoor and outdoor stations and to engage in sports. Highlights included an extensive health trail with a coordination course, the giant whizzer and the interactive soccer-shooting wall, which demanded a great deal of athletic effort from the employees. After a short sports session, employees could refresh themselves at the smoothie bike at the bar of this station. NOVOMATIC also cooperates with an initiative against distracted driving caused by cell phone use, thus creating more awareness among the workforce about the dangers of distracted driving.
Due to the high information content and entertainment factor, the NOVO Company Day was again a successful event this year, as shown by the positive feedback of the employees.