AIA Hong Kong announced today the results of its 2019 “Healthiest Workplace by AIA Vitality” survey. This is the third annual comprehensive assessment of the health and wellbeing of employees across five markets in Asia Pacific. The key findings for Hong Kong are:
- An average of 77.3 days of productivity is lost due to health-related absenteeism and presenteeism per employee every year in Hong Kong, 10 days more than the survey average of 67.1 days, and the highest among five markets surveyed in Asia Pacific. The average monthly cost per organisation is estimated at HK$3.74 million, a significant 25% increase year-on-year.
- The top three health risks faced by Hong Kong employees are imbalanced nutrition (78.3%), insufficient physical activity (58.6%) and sleeping less than 7 hours per night (47.5%) respectively.
- One out of four (23.3%) employees in Hong Kong is obese, much higher than the 13.3% in Asia Pacific.
- Close to 60% (57.0%) of the employees interviewed face at least one work-related stress symptom, with more than 10% (12.2%) of respondents having moderate or severe symptoms of depression, making Hong Kong the second worst in Asia Pacific.
- Close to 30% (28.7%) of the employees surveyed in Hong Kong score low or very low in terms of work engagement level, similar to the 2018 findings.