47% of employers are unsure if wellbeing provision meets employees’ needs

wellbeing support provisionEmployee Benefits poll: Almost half (47%) of organisations are unsure if their wellbeing support provision is meeting employees’ needs, according to a survey of Employee Benefits readers.

Meanwhile, just 18% of respondents said the believe that their wellbeing support provision was meeting employees’ needs, while 35% answered that they did not think it was.

Last month, Employee Benefits reported that two-fifths (39%) of HR decision-makers believe their current wellbeing strategy adequately meets the needs of their workforce, according to research by benefits consultancy PIB Employee Benefits.

The findings of its survey of 1,000 senior HR decision-makers revealed that 49% of large corporate respondents with more than 250 employees believe their wellbeing strategy meets employee needs.

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One-third (34%) feel they have a proactive and strategic approach to wellbeing, whereas 38% do not have time for a wellbeing programme and 14% agree they have a well-defined wellbeing strategy. Conversely, 34% said they do not have any wellbeing strategy and do not know where to start.

Suzanne Summerfield, wellbeing consultant at PIB Employee Benefits, said: “Understanding the current landscape of workplace wellbeing is crucial for organisations aiming to support their employees effectively. Our report not only highlights the existing challenges but also makes a strong case for using a data-driven approach to decision making to support wellbeing strategy and investment.”