The month in numbers: February 2017

Katie Scott rounds up some of February’s key facts and figures relating to employee benefits:

  • 46% of Canadian employee respondents would participate in employer-provided education programmes for mental health and stress reduction (Source: Sun Life Financial)
  • 60% of HR manager and director respondents believe that the government’s Fit for Work service places too much focus on fitness to work rather than early intervention measures and phased returns to work (Source: PMI Health Group)
  • 49% of health insurance claims among employees in the construction and building sector relate to musculoskeletal disorders (Source: ECIS) 
  • 86% of employee respondents under the age of 35 believe that employee benefits packages would impact upon their decision to move jobs in the future (Source: Equiniti)
  • £62,000 is the average annual basic salary for reward and benefits professionals (Source: Employee Benefits)
  • 43% of employee respondents feel valued for their contribution to the organisation they work for (Source: Dragonfish)