The case for wellbeing at work
Last week HR Magazine discussed businesses’ attitude to wellbeing and whether it is being taken seriously as a boardroom issue. Findings from a survey they undertook revealed almost half of respondents ran health and wellbeing initiatives, but only 17% had a comprehensive strategy in place linking the health and wellbeing of the workforce to the success of the business.
If employees really are a company’s biggest asset, and engaged and healthy employees realises greater productivity, 17% seems amazingly low.
According to new research conducted by ICM on behalf of Unum, and discussed by Unum’s HR Director Linda Smith at the recent Health@Work Summit, a third of workers would consider leaving their job due to poor workplace wellbeing. Providing employees with more than just a fair and competitive salary has been proven to really make a difference to staff retention, and ultimately the success of the business.
This infographic captures some of the key themes of the ‘Wellbeing Lag’ research from Unum.