Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: Wellbeing initiatives employers plan to introduce in 2017 & beyond
Nearly half (48.8%) of employers are looking to introduce financial education or guidance either now or in the future, according to ‘Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK’ from Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA).
The report, produced in association with Punter Southall Health & Protection, shows that benefits technology is also set for heavy adoption with 43.2% wanting to introduce a smartphone health or wellbeing app. In an effort to better safeguard the mental health of their employees as part of wellbeing strategies the report also showed that 39.1% plan to introduce sessions on mindfulness.
“This year’s report identified a number of areas in which respondents are planning to introduce new measures but both now and in the future it’s financial education or guidance that tops the charts,” said Debi O’Donovan, director at the Reward & Employee Benefits Association. “The explosion of benefits technology – and in particular the use of apps around wellbeing in the workplace – is also evident in planned initiatives, while the planned uptake of sessions on mindfulness shows how seriously mental health is being taken at work too,” she said.
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