Employee health and well-being has become a significant concern for employers around the globe. For the past six years, Buck Consultants at Xerox has surveyed thousands of employers around the world about their workplace wellness programs. The results from this latest research confirm that employers throughout the world continue to invest in wellness, and attribute a clear connection between the health of employees and their families and the health of their business. We’ve found that organizations are committed to promoting health and wellness as a business strategy and they have a desire to expand initiatives in hopes of boosting individual engagement and organizational performance. In practice, however, challenges persist. Employers struggle to find effective approaches to motivate workers to participate and become actively engaged in the wellness programs. There’s also a gap between employers’ stated desire to create a “culture of health” and their assessment of the current status.
Joining us today to talk more about the survey results are Dave Ratcliffe, principal at Buck Consultants at Xerox, and Sheldon Kenton, senior vice president at Cigna Global Employer Sales.