87% would stay at an organisation if it commits to employee wellbeing

87% of employees would stay at a business if they commit to improving wellbeing

Almost nine in ten (87%) of employees are more likely to stay with an employer if the organisation commits to improving employee wellbeing, according to research by Yulife.

The research published in August 2020, which surveyed 613 employees, also found that just over a quarter (26%) of respondents do not feel that their employer prioritises their wellbeing.

Additionally, just under one-third (31%) value life insurance as a benefit, while almost double the amount of respondents (61%) believe that if this had a reward element, it would encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Furthermore, just under two-thirds (65%) would do more physical activity if their organisation rewarded healthy behaviour, with 37% citing they would increase their exercise by an extra two hours per week if this was implemented.

Additionally, over one in ten (13%) would like their employer to offer social events or entertainment that are focused on improving their wellbeing, while an additional 13% would be interested in receiving a subsided gym membership.

A spokesperson at Yulife said: “The world has spent months in lockdown as living through Covid-19 (Coronavirus) became a reality. Working at home, social distancing, self-entertainment and long-distance education are our new norms.

“Employee benefit will be reshaped by the pandemic, increasing the need for people to feel protected, whether that’s protecting their health or long-term financial security.

“Businesses are learning new ways to connect, expanding ways to support and developing fresh programmes to engage with their employees.”