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.
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.