A key driver of global business success is human capital. Employers want a maximally engaged workforce around the world. Yet, demographic and health trends complicate that pursuit. The economic burden of poor health, when considering both medical costs and lost productivity, may total upward of 15% of the global economic output. Companies must consider the rippling impact of poor employee health on individuals, communities, societies and their enterprises.
Companies are actively promoting the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of employees and families worldwide. Between 2007 and 2012, the percent of multinational employer with efforts to promote employee health globally grew by 44%.