Survey: Health and Wellness… and the Office Candy Jar

Companies that aren’t focusing on employee health and wellness should consider giving the issue a rethink. In a recent survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam, more than half of Canadian HR managers (57%) reported their organization has decreased their health and wellness offerings in the past five years.

HR managers were also asked to name the most innovative thing they’ve heard of a company doing to support employee health and wellness. Here are some of their responses:

  • Offering onsite exercise, meditation, yoga and healthy cooking classes
  • Providing free massages
  • Having trained healthcare providers in the office
  • Providing additional days off for mental health
  • Offering onsite personal trainers
  • Contributing healthy onsite snack and meal options

“As expectations for workplace well-being evolve, companies have an opportunity to significantly impact their employees’ overall health and happiness at work,” said Koula Vasilopoulos, a district president for OfficeTeam. “Organizations that make wellness a priority, and empower staff with resources that encourage healthy-living at and outside the office, ultimately promote an attractive work environment, and a more productive and loyal workforce.”

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