Planning for risk

Health-risk assessments can be valuable benefit for executives
By Yolanda Billinkoff
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/15/2014

Cancer was a problem Robert had failed to anticipate. Like most executives, he was overstretched, with nobody to step in for him if he suddenly needed time off. He figured he would schedule an appointment with his family doctor if anything changed. Then Robert discovered his company provided the management team with a health-risk assessment, so he had one done.


A highly suspicious nodule was found on the ultrasound image of Robert’s abdomen.  Consequently, he was booked for a CT scan at a nearby hospital. That scan revealed the nodule was renal cell carcinoma — kidney cancer.