More than four in five Canadians believe employers are responsible for supporting their physical and psychological health, according to a Sun Life report.
Looking at results by age group, almost two out of five Gen Y respondents believe their employer has a significant responsibility for their physical health (38%), as well as for their psychological health (37%), which was higher than any other age group.
The poll also found there is a clear relationship between health and employee productivity among those surveyed. More than one-third (35%) say their productivity at work has been negatively affected by their physical or mental health in the last six months. Gen Y respondents were most likely to report that experience: 47% said their health had negatively impacted their work productivity in the last six months, compared with 30% of late boomers and 26% of early boomers.