Gen Y’s Green Demands for the Workplace

By Leslie Guevarra, published May 2010.

Outstanding analysis of the attitudes of Gen Y’s – which for your reference are those youngsters born between 1981 and 2000 – who want to “see and feel the greenness in their workplace” And this does NOT mean putting more potted plants in the office …..

Unilever gets down to business with health

 on HR leader , May 2010.

“Unilever has become one of the first organisations to be able to prove the relationship between health, engagement and performance. At Unilever Australia, the Lamplighter program is currently being piloted under the name ‘Ignite U’. Dean Patterson, global health and productivity manager for Unilever,  says Unilever has become one of the first organisations to be able to prove the relationship between health, engagement and performance. A study, evaluated by Lancaster University, found that employees who participated in Lamplighter felt significantly more engaged with their work and were less likely to take time off work due to health problems, able to perform better in their job, less likely to be adversely affected by pressure at work and more likely to practice healthy behaviours at work. Further, the overall number of employees classed as a “high health risk” dropped by 5 per cent and the overall number of employees classed as a “low health risk” increased by 23 per cent. “Increasing the number of employees in our low risk population ultimately means cost savings for the business, as low risk employees cost the company less money in health care costs and absenteeism,” . Read the full article. Impressive results.

elaine cohen, CSR consultant, Sustainabilty Reporter, HR Professional. Contact me via www.twitter.com/elainecohen  on Twitter or via my website www.b-yond.biz/en

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