Employee health top priority

The top priorities for the coming year are to improve employee health and engagement, says Morneau Shepell's ‘Trends in Human Resources’ survey. Three-quarters of survey respondents identified improved employee engagement as a priority and 59 per cent said that improving physical or mental health was also a priority in the coming year. "We are seeing a convergence in the way employers view health, engagement, and productivity," says Paula Allen, vice-president, research and integrative solutions, at Morneau Shepell. "In the past they saw them as separate issues, but now they understand that employee health is highly correlated with productivity.” The survey found there is also a lot of interest in measurement tools that evaluate the total health of employees – not only physical and mental health, but also the health of their work and personal lives, including financial health – and their skills in dealing with challenges in all of these areas. (end of article)

Source: Benefits and Pensions Monitor News