A recent new incentive program implemented by a major corporation aims to foster healthy lifestyles among its workforce. The potential benefits are numerous, though this article will focus on three of them.
The first benefit is obvious: the incentives will be a material aid in helping employees quit smoking and lose weight. The most commonly cited reason for failure to break bad habits is lack of a support network, because smoking and an unhealthy diet are quite common. But if an entire workforce is made of non-smokers or people who eat healthy food, every employee can break their bad habits.
Another powerful set of incentives for developing good habits is that the company will partially cover the payment of the insurance for those with healthier lifestyles. In effect, the amount saved from paying for insurance is a raise in salary. An added benefit could be offering them additional vacation days.
The third benefit should accrue to the company. Most workers with a healthy lifestyle are not absentee workers. Likewise, workers with good health tend to work far more efficiently. They take no smoke breaks, are less susceptible to nagging coughs and colds, and generally have more energy than their unhealthy counterparts. In turn, the company can make more profits and save the health-related costs. All in all, this incentive program for employees’ health is a win-win proposition for company and staff alike.
【原文摘要】 3 benefits: incentive program / healthy lifestyles ← corp~
【笔记转述】 The reading passage mainly discusses three benefits of an incentive program carried out by a company to promote healthy lifestyles among its employees.
【原文摘要】 company → part~ $ → insurance→↑ vacation → healthier
【笔记转述】 For those with healthier lifestyles, the company will pay part of their insurance and provide them with additional vacation time.
【原文摘要】 ×smk & ↓ wgt
【笔记转述】 The first benefit of the program is to facilitate employees to quickly quit smoking and lose weight.
【原文摘要】 health √ → ↑ 率 →↑ 利 → company
【笔记转述】 Employees with good lifestyle habits work more efficiently and make more profits for the company.
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