78% of employers view employee wellbeing as critical business component
- A new Virgin Pulse survey shows that employers who invest in wellbeing, culture and engagement see measurable changes in business performance.
- In Virgin Pulse’s State of the Industry Survey of 600 global organizations, 78% of the respondents said employee wellbeing is a critical part of their business plans. The survey also showed that 74% of respondents with holistic wellness programs said employee satisfaction increased.
- An overwhelming majority (95%) of survey respondents said culture drives business results and 80% plan to improve their corporate culture in 2017. A major focus of 88% of the respondents is improving employee engagement.
Surveys like this can help employers plan, select and maintain wellness programs that improve culture, employee wellbeing and engagement.
Wellness programs that raise employee satisfaction can also increase productivity, which, in turn, has bottom-line benefits for organizations. And mental health awareness is just as important for ensuring employee wellbeing as physical health.