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This month, thousands will turn their attentions to self-improvement with New Year resolutions, typically by joining a health club, eating better, and setting goals for the year ahead. Aside from the fact that most resolutions do not make it beyond the first few weeks of January, we can start any new day with the best intentions.
It’s the most “wonderful time” of the year. Employees are thinking about family wish lists, braving the mad shopping dash, and rockin’ office parties. Most enjoy and appreciate a sentiment from their employer this season, whether it’s a simple party or gift, or a big shindig.
In the United States, it is common to hear about employee perks such as vacation and sick leave, paid maternity leave and flexible scheduling. Other countries around the world are providing nontraditional benefits that are unusual and pretty cool. Mercer compiled a list of the most unusual employee benefits from other countries.
According to Forbes Magazine, poor health costs the economy in the U.S. more than half a trillion dollars per year. 39% of that amount ($227 billion) is from “loss of productivity”, which is employees missing work due to illness. Another $232 billion comes from medical treatment and drugs.
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