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Many executives and business owners are gradually realizing that employee wellness programs that help workers lose weight or quit smoking, for instance, also create robust return-on-investments. Two speakers at an upcoming conference being held in DeKalb, Ill., believe these programs are not only good for workers; they are good for business, too.

Source: Illinois State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management

Date: 7/24/2009

Keys: HR, motivation, teams

Link: http://news.prnewswire.com

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the facts concerning wellness programs presented at this conference.
  • Are you surprised by the costs and benefits results presented? Explain your thinking.
  • What does this article suggest to managers considering their involvement with wellness programs?
  • How would you respond to the offer of a wellness program at your place of work?

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