The health & wellness of our employees is more important than ever before. In the last 5 years, the average number of sick days per Canadian per year has risen to 8.8 (StatCan, 2014). The majority of both short and long-term disability claims consists of mental health concerns (stress, anxiety conditions, etc) and cost the economy approximately $51 billion annually (Health, Work, Wellness, 2014). By having a corporate wellness program, employees will be happy and healthy. And for you, the employer – you will be known as innovative, caring and invested in your employees overall wellness.
1. Days lost per worker by reason, by provinces. Retrieved Dec 1, 2014 from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/labor60b-eng.htm
2. Health, work and wellness. Retrieved Dec 1, 2014 from http://healthworkandwellness.com/media-room/in-the-news