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2022 Alight international workforce and wellbeing mindset report

 2022 Alight international workforce and wellbeing mindset

The current state of employee wellbeing

The 2022 Alight international workforce and wellbeing mindset report highlights employee perceptions of wellbeing across many dimensions. It also suggests ways in which employers can support their staff with connected, personalized health, wealth and wellbeing solutions.

This year’s study of 10,000 employees from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and The Netherlands was based on survey results collected at the beginning of 2022. It is the first time respondents outside of the U.S. have been surveyed about wellbeing, employee experiences, culture, total rewards and workplace technology.

Check out some of the highlights below and download the full report for more insights on employee wellbeing and how your organization can optimize the wellbeing and overall experience of your people.

Overall, how would you rate your wellbeing: (8, 9 or 10, out of 10. Where 0 'couldn't be worse' and 10 'couldn't be better')

44%

53%

40%

35%

44%

46%

Overall

U.S

U.K.

France

Germany

The Netherlands

Not surprisingly, stress levels are soaring, as two-plus years of COVID restrictions, geopolitical tensions, social unrest and historically high inflation have increased people’s mental health concerns.

My stress level is usually high/moderate

73%

75%

71%

72%

80%

66%

Overall

U.S

U.K.

France

Germany

The Netherlands

With inflation increasing rapidly, respondents were quick to cite financial matters as a source of great stress. In particular, they find long-term financial planning intimidating and fear running out of money during retirement.

How intimidated are your by financial matters and are you afraid of running out of money in retirement?

I am often intimidated by financial matters

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

Overall

I am often intimidated by financial matters

24%

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

38%

U.S.

I am often intimidated by financial matters

36%

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

42%

U.K.

I am often intimidated by financial matters

25%

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

39%

France

I am often intimidated by financial matters

16%

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

42%

Germany

I am often intimidated by financial matters

20%

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

41%

The Netherlands

I am often intimidated by financial matters

24%

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

24%

I am often intimidated by financial matters

I am afraid I will run out of money in retirement

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