Employees feel employers support their wellbeing

More than half (58%) of respondents believe their employer does enough to support their wellbeing at work, according to research by CIC.

The research, which surveyed 46 delegates at CIC’s Wellbeing and You seminar, looked into the issue of happiness, health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Employer wellbeing support initiatives received by respondents include: employee assistance programmes (EAPs), flexible-working policies, occupational health services, and practical initiatives, such as onsite gyms, health promotion events, healthy-living programmes and dedicated rooms where staff can take a break from work.

It also found:

  • 86% of respondents said there was a link between wellbeing and performance at work.
  • 58% of respondents think there will be some issues with their wellbeing at work in the next six months.
  • 48% of respondents ranked their current sense of wellbeing positively.

Kate Nowlan, chief executive at CIC (pictured), said: “We asked employees about the way their employer currently supports their wellbeing in the workplace and it was great to see such a range of tools, resources and support services being used.

“Delegates that felt their employer was taking positive steps in this area also talked a great deal about workplace culture and wellbeing.

“They felt their employer was cultivating a culture of trust, listening to employees and had great managers in place who were able to take issues on board before they became major ones.”