Alight’s annual Mindset Study examines employee perceptions of their wellbeing across five key areas (mental/emotional, social, physical, professional/career and financial) and the relationship between wellbeing and the employee experience.
For our 12th annual study, we expanded our scope and reach. The 2022 survey respondents include employees in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and The Netherlands, as well as the U.S. This year’s study includes 2,000 employees from each country.
We asked about wellbeing, but also about employee experience, technology and total rewards to name just a few topic areas. Any trend data reflects U.S. employee results because this was the first year to include employees in Europe.
As always, we polled employees from a wide range of industries, demographics as well as ethnic backgrounds to ensure we have a representative sample. This allows us to draw conclusions with a 95% accuracy.
Timing gives us important context for what was going on with employees when surveyed. Results are from March 2022, as the latest COVID-19 wave was waning in the U.S. and had weakened greatly in the U.K., France and Germany; The Netherlands was nearing the end of a national lockdown. Inflation was on the rise and the war in Ukraine had just begun.