Canadian Human Resources Benchmarking: Health and Safety
The Conference Board of Canada
April 6, 2022
This ongoing series examines the HR practices and metrics of Canadian organizations, specifically around turnover, engagement, diversity and inclusion, absence, and health and safety.
- At the end of the 2020 fiscal year, 1.6 per cent of employees were on short-term disability leave, and 1.3 per cent were on long-term disability leave.
- Nearly one quarter of organizations do not have a short-term disability program in place for their employees.
- Mental health dominated inquiries to Employee Assistance Programs and Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EAP/EFAP) in 2020, with 92 per cent of calls involving some aspect of mental health.