Health and wellbeing support not in place for employees

It has emerged that more than a quarter of organisations do not have any system in place to support employees’ health and wellbeing.

Research conducted by Vevox, an employee engagement app provider, found that 27 per cent of businesses have no process in place to support employees’ health and wellbeing.

Vevox also found that 21 per cent of employees feel that their manager does not care about their health and wellbeing.

As well as more than a third (37 per cent) of employees stating they have little or no trust in their manager with 29 per cent reporting that there is no clear communication channel to the business to discuss health and wellbeing issues.

In order to increase the trust of management among employees, transparent communication was deemed the most essential at 41 per cent, with promises always being delivered coming in at second at 28 per cent.

More than half (52 per cent) said receiving praise when doing a good job would assist them in engaging in their work.

Pete Eyre, managing director at Vevox said:

It is clearly concerning to see that employees in many large organisations feel management has little regard for their wellbeing. This can often be driven from a culture where employees in the organisation feel they have little opportunity to contribute or voice their concerns to the management team.

Employee health and wellbeing is now higher on an employer’s agenda than ever before and senior management must build a trusted channel of communication with employees to be able to identify and address any issues. Management can put a number of actions in place to help support employees’ wellbeing from offering remote or flexible working to implementing robust discrimination policies.

Vevox polled enterprise organisations with more than 100 employees.

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Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.