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Canadians want personalized wellness programs

Survey says they would improve wellbeing and productivity.

July 16, 2019   by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO — Wellbeing in the workplace is increasingly important, and linked to better performance and productivity, according to a RBC Insurance poll.

The survey found the majority of working Canadians (80%) report their overall wellbeing would improve if their employer were to offer a personalized wellness program related interests and goals.

The poll also revealed that 94% of respondents are more likely to work for an employer that cares about their overall health and wellbeing.

Other aspects of daily life they say would improve if offered this type of program include physical health (78%), favourable opinions of their employer (77%), job satisfaction (73%), mental health (71%), and job productivity (68%).

In particular, the poll revealed that, when it comes to group benefits overall, flexibility and customization are important. Nine in 10 respondents value choice in their group benefits plan, especially women (92% female vs. 87%).

Nearly as many (84%) agree they would be more likely to participate in a workplace wellness program that is customized to their specific wellness goals.

The poll was conducted by Ipsos between May 7 and 10 with a sample size of 1,501 working Canadians aged 18 years and over. The poll is accurate to within ±2.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.


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