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Why one organization is pushing its industry to measure the health of its employees

An organization that provides health and wellness services to the broad communications industry wants to see more companies in the sector take the pulse of their staff to find out where they’re coping well – and where they’re not. The National Advertising Benevolent Society, known as nabs, is a charity that provides services for those in the communications sector, which includes advertising, marketing, public relations and media companies. It is hoping up to 50 companies in its industry will take part in this year’s Employee Recommended Workplace Award as a way to get a standardized reading on how their employees are faring with the stresses and challenges that life and work bring.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.