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Research reveals 23 percent of workers do not think that their employer cares about them

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Research by Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s leading independent provider of actuarial and consultancy has found that 23 percent of workers do not feel as though their employer cares about them.

In its inaugural year, the firm’s annual BWell survey assesses the perception of wellbeing from a cross-section of employees in the UK. Other results from the survey show: only 16 percent of those aged between 30-49 feel as though they have a good work life balance almost 31 percent of those aged 18-29 said they feel supported in leading a healthy lifestyle. The figure falls to just under 23 percent for those aged over 50; nearly 41 percent of those respondents aged over 50 had concerns about their future financial security

Carl Chapman, Head of Workplace Health said:  “The best way to understand the wellbeing risks within a workforce is to engage with employees. Assuming that we know what is best for our employees will only lead to resentment and a strategy that provides no return on investment.” The survey, which covers 300 employed people across a wide range of industries, age groups and affluence levels surveyed through March and April 2015, is based on perceptions of wellbeing measured against our Six Pillars of Wellbeing: job security, financial security, health, support, protection and work/life balance.

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