The study “Panorama of corporate well-being”, released by Gympass, found that employees in their preferred working environment report greater well-being at all levels. The finding suggests that location flexibility may be the best approach to supporting workers’ well-being.
The research is based on a survey of 9,000 employees across nine markets including the United States, the U.K., and Brazil. According to the report:
- 83% of employees believe their well-being is just as important as their salary;
- 77% say they would consider leaving a company that doesn’t focus on wellbeing;
- 85% of employees are more likely to stay in their role if their employer focuses more on wellbeing.
The survey also found that professionals in leadership positions report higher levels of well-being than the rest of the workforce. Of the total, 91% of leaders say they manage to set aside time for their well-being, compared to 76% of managers and 66% of non-managers.
“As employers, we have a responsibility to confront this crisis head-on, to support our employees through better habits — be it fitness, healthy eating, meditation, mental health, or hundreds of other activities,” said Cesar Carvalho, Gympass Founder & CEO. “There’s an altruistic element to supporting our employees in this way, but it also has a positive impact on our bottom lines when our employees are happier, healthier, and more engaged. That’s what the State of Work-Life Wellness report aims to help employers navigate, and we hope other companies will join us in prioritizing the well-being of our employees together.”
Source: Gympass | Valor Econômico