The American consulting Buck held every two years, a worldwide survey called: Working Well: A Global Survey of Health Promotion,
Workplace Wellness and Productivity Strategies attended the 6th edition launched in July 2014, involving 1041 organizations from 37 countries from all continents.
The survey revealed that the main reasons to implement health promotion programs in Latin America are improving engagement
workers’ health and safety at work and levels of productivity and reducing absenteeism and presenteeism, unlike
United States where the number one reason is the control of service costs doctor.
Regarding the topics covered in the priority programs in Latin America stand out safety in the workplace, the
stress management, improved psychosocial environment, promoting physical activity and healthy eating. Global data out as
Key topics stress and physical activity.
The survey found that, predominantly the area Human Resources is responsible for health promotion programs followed
the health and safety sector at work. In this context, the activities predominant are the adoption of HR policies (flextime, telecommuting,
home office) followed by communication actions, vaccination campaigns and ergonomics programs from the desktop.
Participants were asked about their opinion on regarding actions that have a strong tendency to become relevant in
programs. They stood out the telemedicine activities, telephone coaching lifestyle, child care (day care), balance personal and professional life (Including financial support, social) and other online tools. Its interesting to note that in several regions of the world such as the United States and the Asia actions that stimulate the shift to work with bike has highlight won, taking the number two position as top trend.
The survey found an increase in the number of respondents They are reporting evaluate the participation and satisfaction in the programs and this is done predominantly internally by organizations. Most outcomes respondents were valued by the average cost per service employee medical, health and safety at work indicators and participation in activities.
Many organizations are moving to deploy. Health culture, but only one third mentioned already have reached this
Although this research has a selection bias because it reflects only the views of the participants and not necessarily reflect the scenario
global, brings important information to managers of the promotion programs health in companies.
Program managers need to know the needs organizations to draw up their strategies. Partnering with area human resources is critical, as the integration between areas welfare and occupational seeking synergy in the interventions and evaluation of outcomes appropriately. The research made clear that it is very difficult any program is implemented successfully by an external source (either consulting, brokerage, health insurance or contractor) without decisive involvement of the organization’s leadership.