New wellness solution helps employers target and measure employee health
TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - With the launch of its new Wellness
OneSource solution, Ceridian Canada will make a significant
contribution to the wellness of Canadian employees, a measure that will
also benefit employers.
According to Statistics Canada1, an average of 7.6 workdays are lost per full-time employee annually
due to illness or disability. A well-implemented workplace health
program can lead to 25 per cent savings on absenteeism, health costs
and disability management claims costs.2
"Employees with health risks such as smoking and obesity are absent as
much as 50 per cent more often than their peers, and cost corporations
millions each year," says Estelle Morrison, director, health
management, Ceridian LifeWorks. "Our best approach to reducing the risk
of chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes,
cancers, and even depression - is to change unhealthy lifestyle
behaviours. We designed Ceridian Wellness OneSource to drive the right
outcomes among employees - such as increasing intake of healthy foods,
choosing an active lifestyle, and reducing tobacco dependence, BMI,
waist circumference, blood pressure and cholesterol."
Ceridian Wellness OneSource - a one-stop solution - online coaching,
biometrics, health risk & assessment
The solution uses CoreHealth Technologies' innovative WiLO platform.
"Ceridian is at the forefront of wellness programming," says Anne Marie
Kirby, CEO of CoreHealth. "The company's Wellness OneSource solution is
intuitive, engaging, confidential and easy to use." Employees simply go
to the website, complete a risk assessment questionnaire, and receive
recommendations to reduce risk factors. The solution also provides
coaching, tools and strategies to help users adopt and maintain healthy
Ceridian Wellness OneSource enables employers to establish a wellness
baseline and generate outcome data. Among its pilot customers are Peel
Children's Aid and Thompson Rivers University.
"We believe that stress management and decreasing any high-risk
lifestyle behaviours are our most important priorities, and with
Ceridian Wellness OneSource, we can back up those priorities with data
that reveals the success of our wellness strategy," says Helen Doulos,
human resources manager, Peel Children's Aid.
"We're a large employer and we strive to maintain high employee
engagement by providing excellent benefits and innovative resources,"
says Rick Browning, director, human resources, Thompson Rivers
University. "Ceridian Wellness OneSource is the logical next step in
fostering a culture of wellness."
Ceridian Wellness OneSource will be available this summer. To request a
live demonstration: email@example.com
About Ceridian Canada
Ceridian offers people and payment solutions, which result in savings of
up to 60 per cent for organizations of all sizes. A trusted partner to
42,000 Canadian customers, Ceridian provides a comprehensive range of
solutions from payroll services, recruitment and staffing to EAP,
learning and development, and workforce and talent management.
Ceridian Wellness OneSource optimizes principles that are proven to
contribute to improved health, from motivation and personal
accountability to actionable, measurable objectives that lead to
success. This increased success rate makes for happier, healthier
employees and maximizes employer investment. This offering provides
online coaching in support of smoking cessation and weight management
efforts, and a library of helpful tips and information. The MySuccess
area tracks personal wellness goals and accomplishments; the Body
Metrics application stores relevant data.
Call 1-877-CERIDIAN or visit ceridian.ca
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About CoreHealth Technologies
CoreHealth delivers simple, flexible technology for wellness providers
and partners with the most respected wellness providers, such as
Ceridian Canada. The CoreHealth platform is designed with agility and
flexibility in mind and allows more than 100 organizations to deliver
wellness "their way" to increase the health of employees around the
1 Statistics Canada 2010
2 Centers for Disease Control, U.S.: Chapman LS. Meta-evaluation of
worksite health promotion economic return studies: 2005 update. Am J
Health Promot. 2005 Jul-Aug;19(6):1-11.