A study by Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health shows that organizations with highly effective wellness programmes report significantly lower voluntary attrition than do those whose programmes have low effectiveness (9% vs. 15%). Workplace health and wellness programmes should be a part of the overall company strategy for a healthy workplace. Health and safety legislation and other workplace policies or programmes can provide a basis for a workplace health or health promotion programme
CEO of C&J Medicare Hospital, Dr. Joyce Djabatey, has called on HR managers of organisations to be more concerned about the health of their staff. She said this when the organizing committee of the HR Focus Conference and Awards
paid her a courtesy visit at the C&J Medicare Hospital premises. She said, “If HR departments of organisations are more concerned about the health of their staff, they can prevent absenteeism related to ill health. This will enhance productivity and contribute to national development.”
Speaking on behalf of the organizing committee, Mr. David Attricki, Editor-in-Chief of the HR Focus Magazine, commended the hospital for its contribution towards the wellbeing of employees through its “Well Man” and “Well Woman” packages. HR departments must look at instituting more programmes that takes employee health and safety into consideration.