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Monday, April 13, 2009

Coming Soon: A Corporate Wellness Index?

It's easy to understand how corporate wellness programs can make for good public relations. But should the health of a company's workers be a factor for investors? Should a clean bill of employee health be recognized as a real asset? A recent article in Employee Benefit Advisor ponders that question.

It's fascinating to imagine. Assuming that corporations could find a consistent method of reporting the data, investors would be able to compare the wellness scores of Company A to those of Company B. A low score might indicate problems within the organization.

What I found most thought-provoking is the article's take on how a "well-being index," as they call it, could transform corporate culture. "A well-being index can bring health and wellness onto the balance sheet as a way for senior executives to understand the value of human capital as a corporate asset."

Amen to that!

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