US companies will attempt to assess the health of their employees

Moscow. January 27. The largest U.S. companies, including IBM, PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, are trying to find ways that will allow you to assess the health of employees, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Such an assessment might be part of the annual reports of corporations. It will allow shareholders, boards of Directors, managers and consumers to understand how well companies fulfill their promises to improve the health status of employees and whether their efforts have any results.

A number of studies confirm that chronic diseases bad habits and obesity not only increase medical costs but also degrade productivity and efficiency.

For the past year, a group of employers and insurers of the United States called the Health Metrics Working Group (the working group on health indicators) discusses options and methods of such reporting. Approximate evaluation system was presented at the world economic forum in Davos last week. Among the issues that employers need to find answers: “does your company’s person responsible for health and well-being of employees?” and “Implemented to the Smoking ban?”