Low participation plagues wellness

Companies investing more than ever – but ROI remains elusive
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2013

It’s hard to find fault with the level of investment in employee wellness programs — employers are investing more than ever.

And their commitment is growing: Most organizations (76 per cent) are planning to increase support for workplace health initiatives, according to Towers Watson’s Staying@Work survey of 114 Canadian employers.

“Businesses are focused on being efficient,” said Keri Alletson, senior consultant, health and group benefits, at Towers Watson in Toronto.