Employers urged to prioritise wellbeing

A new report from the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work has urged business leaders to measure employee wellbeing in order to help improve workforce happiness, productivity levels and the overall health of the UK economy.

The advice comes amidst the rising prominence of wellbeing across policy, business and academic agendas partly as a result of the mental health and wellbeing fallout from the pandemic. The report also highlights other factors that are intensifying the need for employers to demonstrate that they understand and care about employee wellbeing.

These include: the priority that Generation Z and Millennials now place on wellbeing issues in comparison to previous generations; the permanence of hybrid working models; and increased investor focus on environmental, social and governance issues, which increasingly covers health and wellbeing considerations.