Employee Wellbeing Research 2018: Pressure at work biggest threat to employee wellbeing


Too much pressure at work is the number one cause for concern over employee health and wellbeing amongst employers, according to a new report.

REBA Employee Wellbeing Research 2018

The results of the Employee Wellbeing Research 2018 published by Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) in association with Punter Southall Health & Protection, suggests that nearly three-quarters (72.8%) of respondents are concerned that working under high pressure conditions is harming staff wellbeing.

This tops physical inactivity which is a concern for just over half (54.9%) of respondents. An ageing workforce was the next biggest concern at 35.8%.

The report suggests that pressures are coming from both within and outside such businesses but that employers are working hard to ease the pressure where they can.

“High-pressured environments are all too common in today’s organisations but what’s important is how employers aim to combat this and help their staff better cope with the stresses it brings,” says Debi O’Donovan, director at the Reward & Employee Benefits Association.

“It’s therefore encouraging to see our respondents running a range of events - from stress workshops to training line managers to recognise signs of stress - in order to relieve the pressure where they can,” she says.

Download a copy of the 88 page Employee Wellbeing Research 2018 (free to REBA Professional Members and all those working for REBA Associate Members).

If you would like to learn more about employee wellbeing, register here to attend the Third Annual Employee Wellbeing Congress on 5 July 2018.


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