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Corporate health and wellness and the financial bottom line

dc.contributor.authorConradie, Christina Susannaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSmit, E. van der M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMalan, Daniel Pieteren_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-25T06:50:26Z
dc.date.available2017-07-25T06:50:26Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationConradie, C. S., Van Der Merwe Smit, E. & Malan, D. P. 2016. Corporate health and wellness and the financial bottom line. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 58(2):e45–53, doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000653
dc.identifier.issn1536-5948 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1076-2752 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000653
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101996
dc.descriptionCITATION: Conradie, C. S., Van Der Merwe Smit, E. & Malan, D. P. 2016. Corporate health and wellness and the financial bottom line. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 58(2):e45–53, doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000653.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://journals.lww.com/joem/Pages/currenttoc.aspx
dc.description.abstractObjective: The research objective was to test the hypothesis that corporate health and wellness contributed positively to South African companies’ financial results. Methods: The past share market performance of eligible healthy companies, based on Discovery’s Healthy Company Index, was tracked under three investment scenarios and compared with the market performance on the basis of the JSE FTSE All Share Index. Results: The evidence supports the hypothesis that a culture of health and wellness provides a financial advantage, in so far as the portfolio of healthy companies consistently outperformed the market over the selected simulations. Conclusions: Given the limitations of the investigation, namely small sample size, the brevity of the period of investigation, and the reliance on accessibility sampling, the research provides the first and preliminary evidence supportive of the direct financial benefits of companies’ wellness programs.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://journals.lww.com/joem/Fulltext/2016/02000/Corporate_Health_and_Wellness_and_the_Financial.21.aspx
dc.format.extent9 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkins for American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicineen_ZA
dc.subjectCorporate health and wellnessen_ZA
dc.subjectCorporations -- Managementen_ZA
dc.subjectEmployees -- Wellnessen_ZA
dc.subjectEmployee health promotionen_ZA
dc.subjectCorporations -- Financeen_ZA
dc.titleCorporate health and wellness and the financial bottom lineen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicineen_ZA


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