A percentage of any staff is overweight. Current theory holds an obese workforce can negatively affect profitability. But healthcare consultant Linda Riddell says companies like Wal-Mart and other firms counter the conventional wisdom.
The Validation Institute certifies individuals as competent to review, analyze, and produce health program measures. Given the high stakes millions of dollars in savings its comforting that not just any 11-year-old could pass.
Commentary: The closer you look, the lower the return on investment for wellness programs. Thats the take-home message from a thorough, scientific review published by the American Journal of Health Promotion.
Wondering if your wellness program is delivering the goods or just delivering good profits to your vendor? Intel and GEs joint venture Validation Institute will tell you. Think of it as a new sheriff in the wild west of wellness ROI, armed with science and a calculator.