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Workplace Wellbeing Index 2017: Employee Wellbeing in Review

Published by Laura Matthews on

Latest research from Barnett Waddingham’s UK Workplace Wellbeing Index reveals that despite wellbeing strategies becoming more common practice in UK companies, the benefits are not yet reaching employees.

60% of companies report their employee wellbeing at moderate to very low. This is despite nearly three quarters of respondents claiming they have or are implementing a strategy in 2017.  

Organisations need to ask themselves if they are providing the benefits and interventions that are most effective for their employees. The research shows that the top five widely offered benefits (rated by effectiveness) are flexible working or home working, carer support, health assessments, line manager training and cancer screening. However, those most commonly utilised are flexible working, line manager training, carer support, home working and occupational health. 

Some of our key findings include:


of respondents think workplace wellbeing is very important


of employers describe levels of wellbeing as moderate


of employers have a wellbeing strategy in place


of employers have no intention of building a strategy

Workplace Wellbeing Index 2017

About the author

  • Laura Matthews

    Laura oversees our award winning Wellbeing solution, BWell for Barnett Waddingham. She specialises in Workplace Wellbeing within all types of organisations, building bespoke and holistic wellbeing strategies to meet the needs of the client.

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