Employee Benefits

Wellness, Benefits, and Safety

NI offers employees a total compensation package that includes wellness, benefits, and safety resources. As health care costs continue to increase rapidly in the United States, wellness has been a top priority for NI over the last several years. The company offers comprehensive medical benefits and a wide variety of programs that support employee health and well-being. These programs help employees evaluate, maintain, and improve their health and the health of their families. NI also offers US employees a competitive 401(k) plan and access to short-term disability insurance, among many other benefits. US employees were offered a new high-deductible health plan option for 2014. This plan encourages employees to take an active role in their health and medical choices. Nearly a quarter of US employees elected this plan, far exceeding the company’s expectation of a 5 percent participation rate.

Employee Benefits

NI takes a proactive approach in partnering with employees to achieve healthier lifestyles through wellness and prevention and even features health centers at several of its larger branches. The centers provide employees with access to convenient, high-quality health care. These larger branches also have facilities for fitness and recreational activities. NI encourages employees to use on-campus facilities, which range from fitness centers to a soccer field in Penang.

Wellness Programs

NI builds a spirited culture of wellness by offering learning programs based on the aggregate data results of employee health risk assessments (HRAs) conducted at headquarters in 2014. These health and wellness programs include the following:

  • Healthy Eating Every Day (HEED) and Fit Camp classes designed to change eating habits and behaviors
  • Stop Stress This Minute eight-week program to teach stress reducing skills and techniques
  • Programs to encourage exercise, including NI walking and running clubs, 10K-a-Day step challenges, and on-campus walk/run events
  • NI sports leagues and involvement in community fitness events, such as the Penang Bridge International Marathon, the Statesman Capitol 10K, and the Real Ale and Shiner annual cycling events
  • Group exercise classes, including aerobics and yoga, at NI headquarters, Hungary, and Penang

NI’s US offices proudly became smoke and tobacco free as of October 2012. Smoking cessation programs and additional assistance were offered to employees who wanted help with quitting.

Safety

NI protects workers by providing a comprehensive health and safety program. The company’s safety performance in 2014 continued to be world-class with few recorded injuries.

Recordable Injury/Illness Rate1

1Incidents per 100 employees calculated based on the average headcount for the year, using actual hours worked by nonexempt employees and an assumption of 2,000 hours worked for each exempt employee. Data is from NI corporate headquarters and NI Hungary only.

2US and Texas state industry data for 2014 was not available at the time of report development.

Lost Workday Rate1

1Incidents per 100 employees calculated based on the average headcount for the year, using actual hours worked by nonexempt employees and an assumption of 2,000 hours worked for each exempt employee. Data is from NI corporate headquarters and NI Hungary only. NI corporate headquarters experienced zero lost workdays in 2010.

2US and Texas state industry data for 2014 was not available at the time of report development.


Improving Employee Health