Why obesity will continue to affect the bottom line

Hale, Beth
May 2010
People Management;5/6/2010, p29
The article discusses the issue of obesity in the British workplace. It highlights a 2008 government strategy paper that predicts a 90 percent increase of overweight or obese adults by 2050. It underlines the moral and financial imperative on the employers' side to tackle obesity. The author advises employers to make annual health checks compulsory rather than optional but warns them to be cautious when pushing their efforts to slim down their workforce.


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