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Employee Benefits Magazine Exclusive: 59% of employers want to support staff mental wellbeing

By Zoe Wickens 2/8 February 2022.

New data has revealed that 59% of employers felt an increased responsibility for supporting the mental wellbeing of staff as a result of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Group Risk Development (Grid), the industry body for the group risk protection sector, conducted research among 501 HR decision-makers and found that 57% felt the same increased responsibility for physical wellbeing of staff, 56% felt the same for supporting staff social wellbeing and 50% thought employees’ financial wellbeing should be prioritised.

Two-fifths (40%) increased their communication about wellbeing support available to workers and 34% encouraged engagement and utilisation of support.

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