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[IWS] Towers Watson: ASIA PACIFIC STAYING@WORK SURVEY REPORT 2013/2014
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ASIA PACIFIC STAYING@WORK SURVEY REPORT 2013/2014
[full-text, 40 pages]
• The focus on health and productivity (H&P) is growing in the region.
• This focus is driven by growing workforce lifestyle health risks: our survey found that stress topped the list of risks across the region as well as globally.
• Despite their relatively recent arrival to H&P issues, half of Asian employers recognise that developing a workplace culture of health is a top priority for an effective H&P program.
Press Release 6 May 2014
Indian employers rank stress as #1 lifestyle risk factor: Towers Watson report
•‘Physical inactivity’ and ‘obesity’ follow ‘stress’ in list of most pressing lifestyle risk factors
•Unclear job expectations and lack of work/life balance among top contributors to work related stress for Indian employees
National, April, 2014 — Stress is the number one lifestyle risk factor, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity, according to the inaugural Asia Pacific edition of the Staying@Work survey conducted by global professional services company Towers Watson. While Indian employers lead their regional counterparts in developing strategies to manage work-related stress, only 38% identified improving the emotional/mental health of employees (i.e. lessening the stress and anxiety) as a top priority of their health and productivity programs. This signals a vast scope for improvement in strategic initiatives aimed at tackling stress among Indian employees.
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