While several factors play a role in achieving this goal (e.g., compensation and benefits, scheduling, safe workplace protocols and employee learning), investing in employee wellbeing is increasingly becoming a key focus. Supporting people to live their best lives at work and at home can make a significant difference from a physical, financial, emotional, social and professional wellbeing perspective. According to the 2022 Alight International Workforce and Wellbeing Mindset Report, 80 percent of people citing a great employee experience believe their company genuinely cares about their wellbeing, compared to just 16% of those reporting an awful experience.
Let’s flip that on its head. Eighty-four percent of people who rate their employee experience as awful don’t believe their employer cares about their wellbeing. That’s incredibly concerning. It also provides an incredible opportunity. Sure, other factors of the employee experience come into play, but it stands to reason there is much to be gained by adopting a holistic approach to all four pillars of wellbeing – healthy mind, healthy body, healthy wallet and healthy life – grounded in inclusion, all intricately intertwined and interdependent.