973805099Employers ‘must invest in wellness’

Employers should do a lot more to ensure the physical and financial well-being of their employees and ultimately to ensure they retire comfortably, key people in the financial services industry say.

Employers should invest time and money in putting in place employee benefits and assistance programmes, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because they have a vested interest in improving productivity and reducing absenteeism, they say.

Launching the findings of Alexander Forbes’s annual retirement benefits research, the Benefits Barometer, chief executive Edward Kieswetter says your company has a moral obligation to help you, as an employee, achieve financial stability, and in doing so it will ensure that you remain a productive employee.

SOURCE: iol.co.za

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August 18, 2015 in Resource Centre