Humber College is committed to transforming the student and employee experience by creating a campus that is healthy, inclusive and fosters a highly positive employee experience.

In our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, we have identified several initiatives that contribute to achieving this commitment. Employee Well-Being and Engagement aligns to Strategic Priority 7.2: Inspire excellence by developing an employee engagement plan that promotes well-being, enhances motivation and facilitates a commitment to organizational goals and values.

Humber’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan

Transforming education is a powerful vision that must be anchored in the strength of our people. As we strive to reach our strategic goals, we understand that true innovation will be shaped by the unique perspectives and contributions of our diverse campus communities and that well-being has a profound effect on achievement and engagement, particularly in times of great change.

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Why it Matters

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Statistic 1 – 61% of emloyees experience burnout on the job

Statistic 2 – 60% of workers in Canada are not engaged

Statistic 3 – 47% of working Canadians consider their jobs to be the most stressful part of their daily life

Statistic 4 – 72% of emloyees want their employers to help with workplace stress

Statistic 5 – 25% of employees are actively engaged

Statistic 6 – 16.6 Billion Dollars is lost in productivity annually due to absenteeism



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Employee Wellness

“Workplace wellness”, “corporate wellness”, and “employee wellness”, have generally come to be associated with programs, policies, benefits, and environmental supports that are designed to improve employees’ physical health and safety at work. They may include: physical activity, healthy nutrition, stress management, awareness-oriented programs and participatory activities.

Employee Well-Being

Well-being expands the view of wellness to more than just a focus on the physical body. Well-being also focuses on employees’ mental and emotional states, which influence their productivity and ability to perform at their peak, their capabilities, financial health, social networks and relationships.

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Employee Experience and Engagement

Employee experience and engagement recognizes the integrative nature of the full employee experience and journey through the workplace from hire to retire. Employee experience affects daily life in and outside the workplace. Employee engagement is the level of an employee’s psychological investment in their organization as characterized by the experience they have.

Creating Humber’s Employee Well-being and Engagement Framework:

We have researched some suggested leading practice employee well-being and engagement dimensions and drivers and shared them with employees across the College.
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Employees took the Employee Well-being and Engagement survey and voted on dimensions and drivers that they find most meaningful.
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We are currently refining the list of dimensions and drivers based on the survey votes.
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We’ll share the results of the survey and the defined Humber Employee Well-being and Engagement Framework, built from your feedback.

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We’ll then devise a plan to address all Framework drivers.

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