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workingdads - One in five employers don’t provide illness prevention support for staff

New survey highlights lack of potential preventative measures taken by companies.

Twenty-one per cent of employers, or one in five, don’t support the prevention of ill-health in their staff, according to research undertaken on behalf of Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector.

Just over 500 employers responded to the poll, which was carried out earlier this year. Those who do provide health and wellbeing support to help prevent employees becoming ill said they find flexible working initiative, emotional support such as counselling and initiatives to help manage stress and mental health the most helpful.

Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD, said: “When employers offer employee benefits that have preventative support built in, they’re demonstrating that they care about their staff’s long-term health and wellbeing. It also means that their employees will have the best chance of being able to access whatever new supportive developments arise in the future.”

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