Get in shape on the job

It pays bosses to spend money on keeping their employees healthy, say experts.

Auditors at the Nkonki Audit Committee conference yesterday were urged by Derek Yach, head of the New York Vitality Institute, a research organisation, to start recording employee health statistics in financial reports.

Vitality and medical aid scheme administrator Discovery are working with health experts to develop ways for auditors to measure and record the overall health of a company's employees - a much more difficult proposition than quantifying financial results. 

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