EXCLUSIVE: 30% of employers plan to prioritise wellbeing for 2018


EXCLUSIVE: Just under a third (30%) of employer respondents plan to prioritise wellbeing in 2018, according to research by Reward Gateway.

Its survey of 565 HR, benefits and reward professionals who attended Employee Benefits Live 2017 on 10 and 11 October, also found that 15% of respondents plan to prioritise pay and benefits next year.

The research also found:

  • 14% of respondents are planning to focus on recognition for 2018, while 10% will prioritise open and honest communications with staff.
  • 7% of respondents will prioritise leadership goals for next year, 7% will concentrate on defining their organisation’s purpose, mission and values, and 6% plan to prioritise their management in 2018.
  • 4% of respondents plan to look at job design as a priority for 2018 and 4% are going to focus on providing learning opportunities next year. Only 2% want to prioritise their workspace for 2018.

Doug Butler (pictured), chief executive officer at Reward Gateway, said: “The 10 elements used in our survey are all key parts of building a successful relationship with employees and creating a more engaged workforce and culture. The clear spotlight on wellbeing, recognition, and pay and benefits is something we saw at the beginning of 2017.”