iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A CEO of a healthcare company is hoping to start a trend, after he create a day off for his employees to see their doctors — when the workers are perfectly healthy.
Oliver Kharraz, CEO of Digital Health marketplace Zocdoc, came up with the idea, inspired by a stat that nearly 90 percent of Americans have cancelled wellness visits to their doctors, and 60 percent of Americans are nervous to take a day off from work to see their doctors for preventative visits.
Kharraz tells the Wall Street Journal that the practice could lead to healthier workers, and fewer actual sick days in the long run. He also quoted a stat that stated that nearly half of all employees who felt their company was looking after their well-being were more inclined to stay with the company.
He’s hoping the idea spreads, with his UnsickDay website.
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