Juggling Work, Life and Wellness

By Robert Half November 17, 2016 at 6:49am

JUGGLING WORK, LIFE AND WELLNESS

How supportive is your company of its employees’ efforts to achieve work-life balance?

MANAGERS: WORKERS:
Very supportive 34% 30%
Somewhat supportive 62% 49%
Somewhat unsupportive 4% 15%
Not supportive at all 0% 5%

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 301 senior managers and 312 workers in Canada. Responses do not total 100 per cent due to rounding.

The work-life balance benefits employees value most, and what companies offer:

WHAT WORKERS WANT: WHAT COMPANIES OFFER:
Flexible work schedules 42% 37%
Generous vacation time or sabbaticals 21% 32%
Telecommuting or work from home options 18% 22%
Health and wellness tools or programs 7% 32%
On-site services (daycare, food, dry cleaning, gym) 6% 14%
Subsidized transportation or carpools/shuttles 3% 8%
Paid parental leave 2% 46%

Source: OfficeTeam survey of 312 workers in Canada.

*Multiple responses permitted. Top responses shown.

The health and wellness perks employees value most, and what companies offer:

WHAT WORKERS WANT: WHAT COMPANIES OFFER:
Ergonomic evaluations and equipment 26% 19%
Access to fitness facilities or programs 25% 35%
Wellness incentives (offering prizes for pursuing weight loss or smoking cessation) 14% 32%
Stress management resources 14% 31%
Healthy food options 13% 30%
On-site vaccinations or health screenings 8% 25%

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 312 workers and 301 human resources managers in Canada.

*Multiple responses permitted. Top responses shown.

© 2016 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company.

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