by workforce size
A preliminary review of surveys conducted
at Tompkins County worksites suggests that the size
of a workforce may have some bearing on worksite support
for wellness. When the participating worksites are
equally grouped by size — more than 125 employees and
less that 125 employees — the group of larger organizations
scored better in the physical activity category. In
other words, it appears as though worksites with
more employees tend to have more supports in place that
encourage a physically active lifestyle.
Similarly, higher scores in the health
screening category implies that employees at larger
worksites may get more opportunities for blood pressure
or cholesterol level checks. Most often regular on-site
blood pressure or cholesterol screening clinics are
the source of these opportunities.
by Industry and Wage
Scores for Tompkins County worksites
averaged by industry sector did not differ from the
overall average of all worksites surveyed. The average
wage of employees did not prove to be a factor affecting
worksite scores, either.
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