Celebrating National Healthy Lifestyles Month
How McGill is Shaping Healthier Communities, Starting with Our Own Employees
November is recognized as National Healthy Lifestyles Month, but here at McGill we like to celebrate and encourage a healthy lifestyle all year round. McGill’s award-winning land planning and recreation team is comprised of landscape architects, planners, and engineers who are known across the Southeast for their expertise and dedication to building healthy and active communities.
HEALTH CENTERED PROJECTS
From urban design and city streetscapes to parks and greenway trails, the overall health of a community is at the heart of each project we undertake, because it is evident that citizens and businesses thrive when health is made a priority.
Whether you like to ride your bike to work, enjoy a picnic in the park with family, or explore local shops downtown with your friends, McGill is behind the scenes working to ensure you have access to and can enjoy these things that positively impact your mental and physical health.
Our mission of shaping healthy communities, begins in each of our eight offices. McGill puts a great deal of emphasis on the health and wellbeing of our employees, because if we are feeling our best, our work reflects that.
MCGILL OFFERS MANY BENEFITS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
For example, employees in our Raleigh office have access to a full gym, our Asheville office participates in the Asheville Chamber Challenge 5k each year, and employees across all our offices are able to take advantage of the McGill medical reimbursement program that can be used to purchase gym memberships, take yoga classes, buy wellness items and exercise equipment, etc. We also offer eligible employees a WorkPlus program that allows for a flexible and customizable work schedule.
McGill’s Surveying Services Manager Dallas Gordon often utilizes the flexible work schedule. “For me, a healthy lifestyle includes taking care of myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. In my experience, it has been very important to take the time to nurture each of these aspects of my physical body, my inner self, and importantly, my interactions with those around me. My go to activity is riding my bicycle. I like the physical exertion, outside on a beautiful road, coupled with the meditative quality of rhythmic pedaling and pavement moving underneath me. I very much appreciate that McGill provides the space in the daily schedule and encourages me to take the time to do whatever it is that I need to take care of myself.”
Check out our careers page to see how you can become a part of the McGill team, where you have the privilege of contributing to the health of your community while keeping your own personal health at the forefront as well.