In the driving seat

Paton, Nic
February 2008
People Management;2/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, Special section p12
The article reports on the need for workplace health and well-being initiatives for employees in Great Britain. It is mentioned that costs for workplace absences have been affecting companies. It is stated that the difficulty for human resource (HR) professionals charged with managing health issues is that they are struggling to persuade the board to provide more cash to the initiatives. A survey by consultancy Towers Perring found that a fewer than a third of worker-respondents felt that their senior managers took interest in their well-being.


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