The benefit of time

Stress is killing workers and is costing employers and governments billions of dollars. Employees need more time away from the office, meaningful time off from work with no cell phones, laptops, e-mail or any other umbilical cord to work.
By Ryan Langlois
|CHRR, Guide to Pensions & Benefits|Last Updated: 06/27/2001

Through recessions and downsizing, businesses have evolved to become lean, mean, productivity-driven machines. As a result, employees are required to work harder, longer and perform at a higher rate of productivity.

In a report, the Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health identified longer work hours as a top contributor to workplace stress. This is pushing a lot of employees over the edge and costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars in lost productivity.