Young workers want better health and wellness benefits
by Rachel Ranosa | Sep 22, 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.