Treating employees well is savvy management, according to “socially-responsible” investors such as Jerome Dodson, founder of the Parnassus Workplace Fund.  And for several years, the independent research firm, Russell Investments, has reported that the benefits of happy employees may actually show up in better stock returns.

While it’s possible that companies with good workplaces outperform for other reasons, the result—which is supported by studies of perks such as employee wellness programs—held true again last year.

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