What workers want
“I think people value health screenings like blood-pressure checks because they can track their levels of wellness with something tangible,” Taylor says. “They use these figures to get a better understanding of their health and this allows them to feel empowered and in control.”
It’s no surprise that subsidised fitness is popular, Taylor says, because of its positive impact on all aspects of life. “Fitness improves depressive symptoms, increases joy, boosts the immune system, improves sleep and helps you be nice to others.”
People actually wanting mental-health programs at work is great, because, as Taylor says, “there needs to be support in the workplace for people who aren’t travelling well”.
Manning adds that flexible hours can give workers the fuel they need to feel happier, which in turn makes them better workers.
of workers think a wellbeing program at work would boost team morale
1 in 2
employees want mental-health support at work
of companies don’t currently offer classes or coaching in this area