PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based CPA and business consulting firm, has been named as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times' 2013 Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area, ranking second in the entire greater San Francisco Bay Area.
This is the third consecutive year the firm has been recognized for the prestigious award. In addition to being named a Healthiest Employer, the firm was also ranked as a Best Place to Work by the Bay Area News Group. The company is the only regional CPA firm in the Bay Area to receive both of these prestigious accolades.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times selected the 2013 Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area winners based on criteria including fitness activities offered within the firm, wellness programs, employee coaching, firm-wide encouragement of fitness activities during the workday, reimbursement programs for fitness/wellness activities, firm-wide team sports, fitness incentive programs, and availability of ergonomic furniture/equipment.
"We are proud that our firm's commitment to a culture of wellness empowers employees to make healthy choices, and that our focus on health is being recognized for the third year," said John Sensiba, managing partner of Sensiba San Filippo. "Promoting wellness initiatives provides a more positive work environment and healthier employees. Simply put, healthier employees are more passionate and focused on delivering a superior level of client service."
"Successful wellness programs help lower health care costs, create a sense of community and a healthier office culture, all of which contribute to improved attendance and increased productivity. From a Human Resources perspective, being voted a Bay Area Healthiest Employer is just one of the ways we differentiate ourselves from the competition," said Sholly Nicholson, HR Manager at Sensiba San Filippo.
The firm has built a comprehensive wellness program that includes offering employees fitness programs and benefits focused on supporting healthy choices both at work and outside of the office. Benefits offered include providing healthy snacks in each of the company's four offices, educational classes on healthy life choices and flexible work arrangements to ensure employees have time to commit to their health and fitness goals. The firm also provides employees with discounted fitness classes, gym memberships or the option to go to one of the two on-site gyms at the firm's Bay Area offices. The firm brings in outside training sources on a regular basis for yoga, Pilates, stress management, nutrition sessions, and offers on-site chair massages during the busy tax season. Also, the firm participates in softball tournaments, group bocce ball, bowling, golfing events and group walkathon fundraisers.
About Sensiba San Filippo
Sensiba San Filippo LLP is a multi-service regional public accounting, tax and consulting firm that brings actionable business solutions to its clients through its unique brand of service, industry-specific knowledge, technical expertise and its SSF Market Insights publications. Sensiba San Filippo's offices are located in San Mateo, San Jose, Pleasanton, and Morgan Hill. The firm is also a member of Kingston Sorel International (KSI), an international association of affiliate accounting firms that they leverage to support their clients' global business needs in over 59 countries. Visit Sensiba San Filippo's website at www.ssfllp.com.
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