Workplace Strategist Joins Milepost
People are at the center of everything we do at Milepost. Whether we are working with a utility to promote energy efficiency, helping a city engage its residents in reducing carbon emissions, or improving team alignment and workplace dynamics, our ultimate beneficiary is people. In working with people, our work takes meaning, keeps our staff passionate and committed, and helps us attract some of the best thought leaders in sustainability.
We are excited to announce the newest member of our team, who brings to Milepost an exceptional degree of knowledge and experience concerning sustainability, wellness and the built environment. Holly Baird, LEED AP+ID&C, Fitwel Ambassador and Tennessee’s first WELL AP, has joined our Nashville office as a Workplace Strategist/Project Manager.
In this role, she will help clients receive the greatest return on their largest investment – their workforce. With her knowledge of the built environment and how it can impact behavior, wellness and sustainability, our clients will realize significant value. Companies that invest in their people enjoy the following benefits:
- Reduced turnover
- Increased productivity
- Reduced absenteeism
- A more joyful work environment
- More satisfied clients
- Reduced costs and higher profits
“I am delighted to work for a company that allows me to use my workplace wellness skills, and especially one that takes care of its employees in the ways I would advise clients,” said Holly. “Milepost practices what it preaches, which makes my job especially rewarding.”
Holly’s background as a Commercial Registered Interior Designer gives her a strong sense of style, a foundation in problem solving and design-thinking, an integrated team approach to project management, and a focus in evidence-based decision making.
The wide range of wellness initiatives available to companies makes it easy to start small and grow. The benefits of even minor changes are measurable, and we believe that improving the wellbeing of employees can be addicting – positive feedback makes most companies want to do more. From small changes like increasing employee access to drinking water, or a fun and healthy breakfast training on ergonomics, to big changes like renovating office space to increase natural light or providing greater thermal controllability – all can make a difference, and all of it tells your employees that you care about them. Couldn’t we all use a little more of that?