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Some surprising employee wellbeing statistics

Friday January 01, 2016

Posted on: Friday January 01, 2016

9 employee wellbeing statistics

1. 36% of employees are coping with a chronic health condition such as heart disease or diabetes
Britain’s Healthiest Company, alongside Vitality Health, the University of Cambridge, Mercer and RAND Europe, 2015

2. 23% of employees believe that flexible working can help support mental health issues, 9% believe access to counselling could help, and 7% believe additional time off could be helpful
research by CV Library (2015) 

3. 54% of managers believe that working hours are having a negative effect on their stress levels
The quality of working life (Chartered Management Institute, 2016).

4. There was a 74% increase in the number of employee anxiety cases dealt with through employee assistance programmes across Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America from 2012 to 2014
Workplace Options survey of data, 2015

5. 57% of employees have experienced a mental health problem while in employment. 51% of those who have suffered from mental health issues have taken time off from work because of it, yet 20% of the same group feel too embarrassed to take time off work as a result
research by Canada Life Group Insurance, 2015 

6. 19.4% of 18-29 year olds do not feel supported by their employer to lead a healthy lifestyle, but 30.6% of this age group do feel supported
Why BWell Employee Survey Results (Barnett Waddingham, 2015).

7. Early intervention services can reduce the length of long-term sickness absences by 17%
Benefits of early intervention report (Centre for Economics and Business Research, 2015)

8. 89% of employers offer staff counselling as a core benefit to some or all of their employees – and this number is set to rise to 92.6% in 2016 and beyond.
REBA/JLT Employee Benefits Shifts Research 2016 9. More than three-quarters (76%) of employers are unaware of the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP)
The DWP Fit For Work awareness research (YouGov and Cigna, 2015).

9. 6.6 days a year was the average level of employee absence 2015, although it remains lower than in 2013 (7.6 days)
Absence Management Survey (CIPD, 2015).

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