In this challenging environment, I believe leaders have no higher calling than to care for the wellbeing of workers and their families. Unfortunately, many companies are falling woefully short of meeting that goal.
Our 2023 Alight International Workforce and Wellbeing Mindset Report revealed that 80% of workers report moderate to high stress levels and 15% often feel completely depleted. With just 41% of employees feeling their employer genuinely cares about their wellbeing, this is clearly not the time to cut wellbeing budgets.
To survive in this environment, employers will need to be laser-focused on supporting employees in their quest to achieve wellbeing across the four pillars of healthy mind, healthy body, healthy wallet and healthy life - grounded in inclusion, all intricately intertwined and interdependent.