CEOs rank health issues as major concern: Survey

By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/18/2005

The costs related to employee health and wellness are emerging as one of the top business issues for Canadian chief executives, according to a recent Ipsos-Reid survey commissioned by FGIworld.

For CEOs, health issues even outrank management practices, training and technology as the most important factor affecting the productivity of the workforce. Of 114 CEOs surveyed, 66 per cent put stress, burnout and other physical and mental health issues on top of the list.

Management practices came in second at 42 per cent, followed by a lack of effective training programs, at 39 per cent. Due to the number of CEOs interviewed, the results have a margin of error of plus or minus nine percentage points.