According to statistics, up to 15% of employees are absent on any given day and businesses are losing as much as 17% of their payroll every day. Now using the South African economy as an example, absenteeism costs around R12 – R16 billion per year and can to a degree be seen as possibly the single most expensive problem affecting businesses today. This no doubt begs the need to have a healthy working environment. It also raises the question, what is the value of corporate wellness? Dr Chris van Straten from International SOS answers these questions and more on today’s show.