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As millions of U.S. employees voluntarily resign and employers desperately scramble to find workers, a new survey suggests employee health strategy might be critical not only to keeping employees well but also keeping them at work. The “2022 Health at Work” report, released by Quest Diagnostics, addresses such hot-button topics as the changing world of work, employee health, and COVID-19.

“While there has been significant attention on low pay, lack of flexibility, and disrespect at work as main reasons driving the ‘Great Resignation,’ our findings suggest employee health programs play a major role as well,” Jay G. Wohlgemuth, chief medical officer at Quest Diagnostics, said in a statement. “Employers are taking extraordinary measures to attract and retain talent, and health care benefits, access, and affordability are areas of focus they can’t afford to overlook to compete for workers.”

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