Workplace Health Assessment

According to the 2007/2008 Watson Wyatt Staying @ Work Survey, 48% of employers say that the stress created by long hours, and doing more with fewer resources, is negatively impacting business performance to a great extent. Yet, only 5% of organizations are taking any action to address these areas. There is definite room for improvement in this area.

Improving the HWQ Requires Teamwork

Employers and employees in the Canadian marketplace have an important role to play in contributing to the promotion and sustainability of a healthy work environment. A healthy work environment takes teamwork. The goal is cultivating a clear, secure, and supportive workplace which translates to improved employee retention and reduced costs related to absenteeism; a win-win for all. The Healthy Workplace Quotient (HWQ) team players include the employer, the employee, and a variety of potential resources, all working together towards this goal.

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Susan Philchuk