Employers, staff don’t see eye-to-eye on wellness: Survey

Employers need to evaluate programs to ensure workers' needs met
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/19/2011

There is a disconnect between employers and employees when it comes to wellness programs, according to the 2011 sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey.

From an employee perspective, wellness programs continue to decline, with 23 per cent of the 1,598 workers surveyed saying their employers promote or provide wellness programs, down from 29 per cent in 2010 and 31 per cent in 2009.

However, 60 per cent of employers already offer wellness programs and even more (68 per cent) are planning to invest in such programs this year, according to the 50 plan sponsors surveyed.