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Benefit's of Employee Wellbeing Solutions or Programs within your organisation

When we look at statistics for wellbeing within the workplace this is what we found...

Mental Health Impact

  • 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace (14.7%)

  • Women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as full-time employed men (19.8% vs 10.9%)

  • Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.

  • 77% of workers have experienced burnout at their current job, and the top driver of burnout is a lack of support and recognition from leadership.

  • Workplace politics are the most common cause of work related stress (37%) followed by lack of communication (34%).

  • Employees who are stressed out loss an average of 24 days work each year due to poor health, with 1 in 4 employees taking time off due to stress alone.

  • 55% of employees have blurred work/life balance often taking their work home with them.

  • 43% of employees experience loss of sleep with a third turning to comfort eating to deal with the demands of their job.

Physical Health Impact

  • One in 4 UK employees reported having a physical health condition, and 1 in 5 of those employees with physical health conditions also reported having a mental health condition which leads back to the mental health impact.

  • The prevalence of low back pain was 25.7% for all employees.

  • More than 1 in 4 working adults report current back pain. Some episodes of back pain may be precipitated by physical job demands, but both work-related and non-work related episodes of pain can contribute to work absences, and some workers may experience problems continuing or resuming normal job tasks. 36% saying they have musculoskeletal issues.

  • Working hours were mostly spent sedentary (77%), with approximately half of this time accumulated in prolonged bouts of 20 minutes or more in a seated position.

Why have workplace wellbeing in your company?

By having wellbeing in the workplace it:

  • Increases productivity (93% are more happier so produce better work)

  • Higher retention

  • Facilities flexible sick leave and cuts it by half

  • Reduces absenteeism

  • Happier staff (13% more productive)

  • Lowers staff turnover

  • Enables better reputation because employers looks after their staff

Emerging wellbeing workplace trends

By having wellbeing in the workplace it:

  • Action-driven initiatives
    2024 employees will be looking for action-driven initiatives that promote their wellbeing

  • Holistic approach to employee wellbeing within the workplace

  • Taking a preventative approach

  • Increased attention on financial wellbeing

  • Creating a sense of belonging - the need for connection is a key trend for 2024. It states that post-pandemic one in 10 employees feel lonely, with loneliness costing employers £2.5 billion annually

  • Workplace ergonomics - better desk, standing, seated, movement etc

  • Non-negotiable self-care. Only 15% of employees do self care

  • Inclusive wellness initiatives - Many businesses are starting to rethink their benefits offerings to promote fairness, equal opportunity and prevent burnout

  • NOT sleeping on the job

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