NEW Professional Member Special>>> Save $20 and receive a SHRM tote bag
More companies are recognizing the importance of giving employees the time and space they need to navigate personal loss.
Save $20 on a New Professional Membership and receive a FREE Tote bag when you join SHRM today!
Learn to overcome challenges and meet your 2017 goals through competency-based HR education. Available in-person and virtually.
Expand your influence and learn how to become an effective leader. Join us in Phoenix, AZ | OCTOBER 2 - 4, 2017
Employers and employees agree that the workplace is an appropriate setting for responding to weight management issues, according to recent research by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance, a consortium directed by The George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy in Washington, D.C., and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
Benefits managers at 505 public and private employers and 1,352 employees were polled for a 2009 study published by Health Affairs.
Among the findings:
Less than half of employers said their companies have given enough attention to the problem of obesity, notes Jon Gabel, a senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center.
“Facing rising health care costs, employers are willing to address obesity head-on in the workplace,” he says. Executives seem to be saying, “Obesity is my company’s problem. And I need to do something about it.”
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
HR Education in a City Near You
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies