Employees with high levels of work-life conflict are 3 times more likely to be absent from work.
(Health Canada, 2009)
The estimated cost of absenteeism due to staff experiencing family to work interference is approximately $1.5 to $2 billion/year.
(Health Canada, 2009)
Caring for children with asthma is the third leading cause of lost work time for adults in Canada (The ON Lung Association). One in five children in Canada has asthma.
(The Lung Association)
Asthma is estimated to contribute to $2.4 billion in lost productivity in Canada each year. 12% of respondents in the survey said they had missed an average of 34 work days in the past 12 months due to asthma, resulting in 8,160,000 lost days (The Asthma Society of Canada, 2005). In Canada, one in ten adults has asthma.
(The Lung Association
It is estimated that 40 minutes/day is lost to the smoking ritual each day/smoker. Each smoker in a workplace will cost their employer an average of $4,256/year in decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, increased life insurance premiums and smoking area costs (Conference Board of Canada 2013).
Tobacco-related diseases cost Ontario employers more than $4.4 billion in loss productivity/year.
(The Lung Association).
Employees with multiple risk factors for chronic disease have 50% more days absent and incur 3-4 times more healthcare costs than employees with no risk factors.
(Sun Life Canadian Health Index, 2010)
The cost of absenteeism due to staff experiencing role overload is estimated to be between $4.5 – $6 billion/year.
(Health Canada, 2008).
Strong employment relationshipshave productivity benefits such as lower absenteeism, higher morale, and better skill development and utilization.
Approximately 17% of Canada’s workforce belongs to the ‘sandwich generation’ (those with responsibility for both children and an elderly dependant), often resulting in caregiver strain.
(Duxbury, Higgens, and Smart, 2011)
Emotional caregiver strain is a predictor of depressed mood and stress which has links to an organization’s bottom line given that employee stress and depressed mood are positively associated with absence from work, the use of an organization’s Employee Assistance Program, and spending on prescription medication.
(Duxbury & Higgens, 2009)