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.