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September 8, 2010 | Volume 4 | Number 8
September 8, 2010
Whether making the business case to key stakeholders, putting together a presentation or looking for high-impact statistics to include in your organization’s communications, reliable information about healthy workplace issues and practices is hard to come by. We’ve updated our fact sheet with some of the data you need in your back pocket.
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Adecco. (2009). Hoping for stabilization…Better plan for resignations. Retrieved from http://www.adeccousa.com/articles/Hoping-for-StabilizationBetter-Plan-for-Resignations.html?id=112&url=/pressroom/pressreleases/pages/forms/allitems.aspx&templateurl=/AboutUs/pressroom/Pages/Press-release.aspx
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2008, April). Mental health woes remain one of the top reasons for doctor visits. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/apr08/0408RA33.htm
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American Psychological Association Practice Organization (2009). APA Poll Finds Economic Stress Taking a Toll on Men. Retrieved from http://www.apapracticecentral.org/news/2009/stress-men.aspx
Anderson, D. R., Whitmer, R. W., Goetzel, R. Z., Ozminkowski, R. J., Wasserman, J., Serxner, S., & Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Research Committee. (2000). The relationship between modifiable health risks and group level health care expenditures. American Journal of Health Promotion, 15, 45-52.
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Bond, J. T., Thompson, C., Galinsky, E., & Prottas, D. (2002).Highlights of the national study of the changing workforce. No. 3. Families and Work Institute. Retrieved from http://familiesandwork.org/site/research/summary/nscw2002summ.pdf
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2001). [Table R67] Number and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by nature of injury or illness and number of days away from work, 2001. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/case/ostb1222.pdf
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CareerBuilder Inc. (2009a). Fewer working fathers are willing to be stay at home dads. Retrieved from http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-1283-The-Workplace-Fewer-Working-Fathers-are-Willing-to-Be-Stay-At-Home-Dads/
CareerBuilder Inc. (2010b). Forty-four percent of workers have gained weight in their current job, finds CareerBuilder’s survey. Retrieved from http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=pr571&sd=5%2f19%2f2010&ed=12%2f31%2f2010&siteid=cbpr&sc_cmp1=cb_pr571_
CareerBuilder Inc. (2009c). Nearly a quarter of employers rate their organization’s employee morale as low, finds new CareerBuilder survey. Retrieved from http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=pr538&sd=11%2f17%2f2009&ed=12%2f31%2f2009&siteid=cbpr&sc_cmp1=cb_pr538
CareerBuilder Inc. (2009d). One-third of working moms are burned out as they struggle to provide for their families in a tough economy, finds CareerBuilder’s annual Mother’s Day survey. Retrieved from http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=pr495&sd=5%2f5%2f2009&ed=12%2f31%2f2009&siteid=cbpr&sc_cmp1=cb_pr495_
Casper, W. J., Martin, J. A., Buffardi, L. C., & Erdwins, C. J. (2002). Work-family conflict, perceived organizational support, and organizational commitment among employed mothers_Journal of Occupational Health Psychology_, 7, 99-108.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2003). Costs of chronic disease. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/overview.htm
Chapman, L. S. (2005). Meta-evaluation of worksite health promotion economic return studies: 2005 update. American Journal of Health Promotion, 19(6), 1-11.
ComPsych Corporation. (2008). Employees take a “mental health day” for family issues more than work stress. Retrieved from http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/Benefits-Leave/Work-Life/Most-Workers-Take-a-Mental-Health-Day/
ComPsych Corporation. (2007, December 17). Poll: 83% of workers say they work while sick, up from 77 percent previously. Retrieved from
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Deloitte. (2007, April 16). 2007 Deloitte survey: the critical balance relationship between work-life balance and ethical behaviour. Retrieved from http://www.deloitte.com/dtt/article/0,1002,sid%253D171726%2526cid%253D191011,00.html
Deloitte. (2010). Trust in the workplace. 2010 ethics and workplace survey. Retrieved from http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedStates/Local%20Assets/Documents/us_2010_Ethics_and_Workplace_Survey_report_071910.pdf
DeNavas-Walt, C., Proctor, B. D., & Smith. (2009). Income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States: 2008. (Publication No. P60-263RV). Government Printing Office. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/p60-236.pdf
Employers Health Coalition. (2000). The hidden competitive edge. Employee health and productivity. Managed Care Communications. Retrieved from http://www.acoem.org/health_right.aspx?id=1312
Frone, M. R. (2000). Work-family conflict and employee psychiatric disorders: The national comorbidity survey. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 888-895.
Frone, M. R. (2006). Prevalence and distribution of alcohol use and impairment in the workplace: A U.S. national survey. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 147-156.
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Gallup Organization. (2010). Six in 10 overweight or obese in U.S., more in ’09 than in ’08. Retrieved from http://www.gallup.com/poll/125741/Six-Overweight-Obese.aspx
Goetzel, R. Z., Anderson, D. R., Whitmer, R. W., Ozminkowski, R. J., Dunn, R. L., Wasserman, J., & The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Research Committee. (1998). The relationship between modifiable health risks and health care expenditures: An analysis of the multi-employer HERO health risk and cost database. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 40(10), 843-854.
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Greenhaus, J. H., Parasuraman, S., & Collins, K. M. (2001). Career involvement and family involvement as moderators of relationships between work-family conflict and withdrawal from a profession. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 6, 91-100.
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. (2008). Benefits & behavior: Spotlight on group medical. Retrieved from http://www.guardianlife.com/special_promotion/spotlight_medical.pdf
Hewitt Associates. (2004). Research brief: Employee engagement higher at double-digit growth companies. Retrieved from http://www.hewittassociates.com/_MetaBasicCMAssetCache_/Assets/Articles/DDGEngagementfull.pdf
Hewitt Associates LLC. (2008). Trends in HR and employee benefits: Impact of the economics downturn on employer-sponsored health care plans. Retrieved from http://www.hewittassociates.com/_MetaBasicCMAssetCache_/Assets/Articles/2009/Econ_Impact_Employer-Sponsored_HC_Plans.pdf
Hewitt Associates LLC. (2009). Cost reduction and engagement survey. Retrieved from http://www.hewittassociates.com/_MetaBasicCMAssetCache_/Assets/Articles/2009/Hewitt_Survey_Highlights_Cost_Reduction_and_Engagement_042009.pdf
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International Labour Organization. (2007). Working time around the world – One in five workers worldwide are putting in “excessive” hours: New ILO study spotlights working time in over 50 countries. Retrieved from http://www.ilo.org/global/About_the_ILO/Media_and_public_information/Press_releases/lang—en/WCMS_082827/index.htm
Kaiser Family Foundation & Health Research and Educational Trust. (2009). Employer health benefits 2009 summary of findings. Retrieved from http://ehbs.kff.org/pdf/2009/7937.pdf
Kaye, B. & Jordan-Evans, S. (2008). Love ’em or Lose ‘em: Getting good people to stay (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Kessler, R. C., Akiskal, H. S., Ames, M., Birnbaum, H., Greenberg, P. A., Robert, M., Jin, R., Merikangas, K. R., Simon, G. E., & Wang, P. S. (2006). Prevalence and effects of mood disorders on work performance in a nationally representative sample of U.S. workers. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1561-1568. Retrieved from http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/163/9/1561
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National Institute of Drug Abuse. (2008). InfoFacts: workplace trends. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/workplace.html
Nationwide Better Health. (2007). A survey of American workers on workplace eating habits and physical activity reveals a disconnect between employees believing they are making healthy decisions and evidence of a national obesity epidemic. Retrieved from http://www.nationwidebetterhealth.com/docs/media-kit/obesity-inworkplace.pdf
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Suggested Reference: American Psychological Association Practice Organization. (2010). Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program Fact Sheet: By the Numbers. Retrieved from http://www.phwa.org/dl/2010phwp_fact_sheet.pdf
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