ACOEM Report: HR Policies May Contribute More to Business Outcomes

Health benefits, paid time off, and compensation are more important factors in business outcomes than may have previously been thought.

A new report published in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's journal suggests that HR policies such as health insurance benefits, paid time off, and compensation are all very important "missing variables" in studies that connect health with business outcomes.

According to the report, these types of policies are largely ignored when the effects of employee health on business outcomes are studied. Studies may address medical costs, absenteeism, and productivity, but most ignore the design of health insurance benefits, the effects of PTO, and the company's compensation policy.

In addition, the report suggests that researchers also should account for the effects of full-time versus part-time status in business outcomes because "consideration of these largely neglected variables has become increasingly important."

For more information, visit ACOEM.org.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - May 2020

    May 2020

    Featuring:

    • PPE
      Stories from the Field
    • HAND PROTECTION
      Five Things Health & Safety Managers Should Know about PPE Standards
    • CHEMICAL SAFETY
      Bringing Process Safety Management into the Digital Era
    • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
      Airborne Dust Exposure and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
    View This Issue