Young workers want better health and wellness benefits

by Rachel Ranosa22 Sep 2018

The secret to attracting younger talent just might be in your health and wellness benefits for employees, according to a survey on well-being at work.

Four in 10 employees aged 18-24 said they considered the health and wellness benefits package of a company to be a “very important” factor when deciding whether to join an organisation.

However, 61% of workers in this age category also felt their work had a negative impact on their health and well-being, and only about a third felt they were responsible for their own health.

The results of the survey indicate how younger workers are increasingly turning to their employers to have a healthy, well-balanced life.

Beverage company Lucozade Ribena Suntory commissioned the research to encourage other businesses to take a closer look at the needs of their workers.

“Our research shows that priorities are shifting, with employees aged between 18-24, in particular, wanting their employers to put more emphasis on their health and well-being,” said Tracy Clarke, HR director at Lucozade Ribena Suntory.

“[We] want to continue playing our part in improving the nation’s health and well-being. This is why we’re sharing our insight and some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned along the way,” Clarke said.

In a 2016 research by Deloitte, 16.8% of millennials said they valued good work-life balance over career progression. Other studies echoed the same results, throwing in the need for a happy work environment as another factor that attracts young workers.

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