Each year, Halton Region sends out the Business Conditions Survey to businesses across the region. This annual survey provides insight into Halton’s business landscape and provides an understanding of the economic outlook for the upcoming year.
Workplace Wellness Programs in Halton
In the 2017 survey, businesses were asked if they had a workplace wellness program in place and 445 responded. A workplace wellness program was defined as: “programs that address health behaviours such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity, stress, obesity and smoking, and do not include legislated health and safety programs.”
What were the results?
Less than 1 in 4 businesses (22%) reported having a wellness program in place
- Workplace wellness programs are more common in larger workplaces (i.e., 100+ employees)
- There were no differences in the frequency of workplace wellness programs by municipality
- More than 50 respondents requested to be contacted by the Halton Region Health Department to discuss our workplace wellness services
What do the results mean?
There is an opportunity for many more Halton organizations to focus on workplace wellness and develop a program for their employees.
- The opportunity is greatest among small and medium-sized businesses, as they were least likely to report having a wellness program in place.
- Many workplaces were looking for support from the Working Well in Halton program to get started on building a wellness program for their staff.
Working Well in Halton is here to help!
The Halton Region Health Department’s Working Well in Halton program is here to help you build a healthy workplace! Book a free consultation with one of our staff members who can help walk you through the steps of setting up a wellness program at your workplace.
For more information about our resources and services, please contact Kirsten Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org; 905-825-6000 ext. 7499.