Without a doubt, employer’s responsibility for employees’ health is a necessity. It is an investment that keeps giving and saves costs to train new personnel. Often times it even saves the employer from the situation when these highly qualified people are nowhere to be found — Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
Corporate healthcare programmes have an incredible overall multiplier: for every rouble invested, they give back 4 roubles in GDP, according to the WHO — Alexey Repik, Chairman, Russian-Japanese Business Council; President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm .
We make surveys to understand what people of this generation [millennials, – Ed.] want to stay with a company. There are more and more young people in Russia who contemplate leaving their current job within 2–3 years. It does not contribute to the sustainable growth of a company. The more we are going to invest in people, in their development – and I do not mean just professional development but physical as well, their health – the stronger the chance we are going to be able to hold on to them — Ian Colebourne, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte CIS.
I read an article that says if you exercise three times a week for 30 minutes it improves labour efficiency. It is a proven fact. <…> But you cannot expect the government to tell you to do it, these initiatives are up to you — Nico Van Hoecke, President, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa (EEMEA), MSD.
There are programmes that aim to prevent. Preventive costs are much lower than treatment, if we talk about direct costs. The more we are going to invest in such programmes, the better it is for business, the less money will be spent on treatment — Emin Fadillioglu, Senior Vice President, GlaxoSmithKline.