The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (Time Crunch) and the Expedia Vacation Deprivation Survey were released this month. Results summary: More Canadians are working more non-standard hours 29% More Canadians are time crunched 19.6% More Canadians are providing care to an elderly dependent 27.8% More Canadians are providing care to an elderly … [Read more...] about Vacation Deprivation – Sacrificing Relaxation
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More and more organizations are implementing workplace wellness programs. Some organizations are doing so, because they feel that it is the right thing to do. They want to ensure that they have a healthy workforce. Others are doing so because they feel that employee ill-health is costing them money. Both are right. Workplace wellness … [Read more...] about Where Can Wellness Programs Save Money?
Absenteeism is hurting our bottom line and our morale and it must be addressed. Canada suffers a higher absenteeism rate than both the U.S. and the U.K. According to data from Mercer and SimplyHealth: Canadian organizations had an absenteeism rate of 6.6 days per year U.S. organizations had an absenteeism rate of 5.3 days … [Read more...] about Workplace Absenteeism
Buck Consultants' third annual Working Well: A Global Survey of Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness Strategies poll of more than 1,100 organizations from over 45 countries found that: The most powerful drivers for wellness strategies among Canadian employers are mental health issues: stress (45%), work/life balance (39%), and depression … [Read more...] about Driving Forces Behind Wellness