`Healthy` workforce boost firm`s stock market performance

`Healthy` workforce boost firm`s stock market performance

Submitted by Subeditor on Mon, 2016-02-08 10:02 Washington DC: Firms with healthy workforces appear to have a competitive edge in the stock market, according to a recent study.The South African study compared the stock market performance of ten of the healthiest companies in South Africa to the market at large. Nine different investment scenarios were tested and in all nine scenarios, the healthy companies outperformed the Johannesburg Stock Exchange All Share Index.The new research comes on the heels of a trio of studies published in the January issue of JOEM that examine the stock prices of U.S. companies with high-performing employee health and well-being programs. All three studies found companies with best-in-class workplace health programs outperformed the Standard