Authors: Kim Sandmaier Maggie Fisher
The most recent Workforce Trends Pulse Survey from Gallagher found employers nationwide are taking a more agile approach to retention by addressing employees' top concerns. The survey found that 40% of employers cited employee wellbeing as one of the top three concerns for their organization's leadership, alongside burnout (48%) and talent loss (43%).1
As we move into the next evolution of the workforce and manage the disruption of The Great Resignation, employers have the opportunity to shift focus to be even more employee-centric.
Wellbeing is a group effort
To shift the focus to supporting total employee wellbeing, employers must understand that individual wellbeing cannot be achieved alone. Lack of peer social support or feeling disconnected from others can pose health risks including smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity.2 This is where the workplace has a unique opportunity to make a difference. Gallup research found that employees who have a best friend at work are seven times as likely to be engaged in their jobs, produce higher quality work and have higher wellbeing.3