A study by Health Canada reported that 40% of Canadian employees have difficulty managing their professional and personal obligations.
Those feeling high levels of stress because of difficulty balancing work and personal lives have absenteeism rates twice as high as those who report little stress in their lives (Canadian Mental Health Association, 2004)
Women seem more affected by these difficulties; nonetheless 49% of men also report that they have difficulty achieving a balance between their personal and professional lives.
3,400,000 Canadian workers suffer from burnout (Statistics Canada, 2004)
40 % attributable to individual factors
60 % attributable to organizational factors
48% of absenteeism has a “mental health dimension”