Good health, good sense (Editorial)

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/23/2003

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uman resources goes to a lot of trouble to recruit, train and retain high-performing employees. It only makes sense to keep them alive and on the job, doesn’t it?

So why aren’t more firms taking the wellness path? Either HR isn’t doing its bit to get the message across or CEOs and senior teams have a mental block that fails to connect profits and employee health. For all the boardroom talk of financials and return-on-investment, corporate leaders don’t seem overly affected by some of the statistics available for some time.