A study has revealed that 40% of UK employers do not offer staff any health and wellbeing benefits, despite 58% of them agreeing they are good for business.
Recent research has revealed that 40% of UK employers do not offer their staff any health and wellbeing benefits, despite 64% of them agreeing that healthy employees are good for business.
According to the data, 58% of UK employers are of the belief that unhealthy workforces pose a threat to overall business performance – which is less than numerous other countries. Four out of every five employers in New Zealand and Spain associate unhealthy staff with poor productivity (81% and 80% respectively).
37% of the survey’s employee participants said that they think their job has a detrimental effect on their physical health. Furthermore, 36% of employees feel their role has a negative impact on their mental health.
These telling figures suggest that UK companies, as a whole, could and should take a much more active approach in the health and wellbeing of their workforces.
28% of the survey’s participants (who were employees of various organisations) expressed a belief that their employers have an “all talk and no action” approach where health benefits in the workplace are concerned.
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