Pfizer’s 12th annual Health Index provides some very interesting insights with regard to health and wellbeing in the workplace.
There is some positive feedback for employers from the report i.e. 73% of respondents feel that their employer is committed to health and well being in the workplace. However, it is important that employers continue to monitor this area and look to improve current working conditions for employees. Stress and long hours are one of the biggest health concerns for respondents at work. In this regard, employers should look at some initiatives that they could introduce into the workplace to improve wellbeing e.g. encouraging physical activity, financial management courses, mindfulness courses etc.