EXCLUSIVE: 80% feel they should help employees with work-life balance

work-life balance

EXCLUSIVE: The majority (80%) of respondents believe they have a duty of care to encourage employees to achieve a sensible work-life balance. This is a 4% drop from last year, but is still consistently the number one obligation cited by employers over the past 13 years, according to research by Employee Benefits and Health Shield.

The Employee Benefits/Health Shield healthcare research 2018, which was published in August and surveyed 162 respondents, found that other top obligations include helping employees reduce stress (75%), visit healthcare professionals in a timely manner (67%) and take their full holiday entitlement (66%).

Helping employees maintain mental health resilience, a new option introduced in this year’s survey, takes joint fifth place with eating healthily (both 57%).

At the bottom of the list was none of the above (2%), which shows employers clearly believe they have a duty of care to their employees in some capacity.