The global results of Towers Watson’s long-standing health and productivity (H&P) survey, Staying@Work, are now available. Our research was conducted among 892 employers across 15 key markets around the world, and the resulting data highlight startling similarities across markets — as well as unique differences.

Download the global report by clicking on “Download PDF” above.

Download each individual country or regional report from the links below.

Asia Pacific Europe The Americas
Asia Pacific Regional Report Europe Regional Report Brazil
United States

Key findings

Globally, the survey found that:

  • Across the board, employers are increasing their investment in H&P. Their focus is shifting from the tactical to the strategic, from having individual programs in place, to thinking holistically about the health culture of the organization.
  • Lifestyle risks were surprisingly similar across both developed and developing markets: Stress is the biggest factor globally, followed by a lack of physical activity and obesity — both leading indicators of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Nonetheless, challenges remain, the most significant of which is employee engagement in their own health, which was ranked as the top obstacle to changing employee behavior in most countries and regions.