The study, ‘Health in the Workplace’ by human resources group Ceridian, polled more than 1,000 employees and showed 43% of those in the transport sector exercise more than three times a week. However, staff would actively welcome advice on health from employers with 49% wanting more guidance.
Doug Sawers, managing director of Ceridian, said: ‘Employers have a golden opportunity to do more to educate their employees on living a healthier and happier lifestyle, yet 60% provided no advice at all over the last 12 months. Employers should do all they can to reduce the levels of worker absenteeism, which is currently running at a high average of 8.5 days a year.’
Initiatives companies could provide include on-site fitness facilities, weight loss courses or healthy menus. Download the report at www.ceridian.co.uk