Senior executives get the link between employee health and performance to a greater degree than middle and front-line managers, a new poll reveals. This finding might be significant for employee benefit and HR departments locked in budget battles seeking greater resources for health promotion efforts.
A companys executive leaders can believe in the importance of good health as it relates to performance as it relates to performance on and off the job, but if the front-line managers dont share this belief or if the work environment isnt supportive of healthy behaviors, then companies will fail to see the results and long-term benefits on their bottom line, said said Nikki Hudsmith, vice president of operations for Performanche pH, and co-author of a recent survey from the Health Enhancement Research Organization.
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