Want to boost company performance? Invest more in wellbeing

Higher wellbeing scores can enhance performance by up to 55%: Aon report

Want to boost company performance? Invest more in wellbeing

Improving employee wellbeing can enhance company performance anywhere between 11% and 55%, according to a new global report from Aon.

Aon's Global Wellbeing Survey Report, which surveyed over 1,100 organizations, revealed a "relationship between wellbeing and a sustainable working life," which can affect organizational performance.

"Namely, the higher an organization's ratings in overall employee wellbeing, culture and climate of wellbeing, performance of wellbeing initiatives and funding allocation toward wellbeing are, the better their scores in the categories of a sustainable working life; workforce resilience, agility, and belonging," the report said.

Wellbeing more important than ever

The findings come as 63% of businesses said they’re putting more of an onus on employee wellbeing now than they did in 2020, according to the report.

The report also found that:

  • 87% have a wellbeing initiative in place
  • 83% have wellbeing strategy
  • 41% have a fully integrated wellbeing strategy
  • 43% have increased wellbeing investment

According to the report, there’s a 28% increase in the number of organizations that have a wellbeing strategy, and a 17-point increase in the number of employers with a fully integrated strategy since 2020. Meanwhile, only three percent of the report's respondents said they’re decreasing investment in wellbeing.

"Despite companies facing increasing volatility and uncertainty in the form of inflation, a global pandemic, changing workforce patterns and geopolitical conflict, the latest Global Wellbeing Survey demonstrates that employers are still focused on wellbeing, now more than ever," said Stephanie Pronk, senior vice president for Health Solutions at Aon, in a statement.

Increasing commitment to employee wellbeing through support and financial investment is also a move to attract and retain talent for the establishment of a resilient workforce, according to Pronk.

"Wellbeing is far from being a niche issue – wellbeing programs that are designed to address the diverse needs of employees can have wide-ranging impacts on an organization," she said.

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