2019 Health and Financial Wellbeing Mindset Infographic

May 13, 2019

2019 Health and Financial Wellbeing Mindset Study
The state of
employee wellbeing

 

Our 2019 Health and Financial Wellbeing Mindset study examines employee wellbeing across five different dimensions and reveals startling findings—wellbeing is getting worse, not better. As employees look more and more to their employers for overall wellbeing help, we took a look into what factors play a role in employee wellbeing, where trending inadequacies ensue, and how employers can improve their overall employee wellbeing outlook.

Check out the highlights below and download the full report to learn more on improving the health and financial wellbeing of your organization’s employees.

Employee wellbeing is not getting better

Only 38% of employees have a positive perception of the current state of their wellbeing (averaged across all five dimensions of wellbeing)

 
 
2019
 
2018
 
Mental and
emotional
 
43%
 
 
49%
 
Physical
 
42%
 
 
43%
 
Professional
and career
 
39%
 
 
40%
 
Financial
 
34%
 
 
35%
 
Social
 
34%
 
 
35%
 
 
 
2019
 
 
2018
 

“I don’t have the control I want over my wellbeing.”

 

55%

feel personally in control of their health
(-8 pts since 2014)

42%

regret a health decision that led to getting the wrong care or higher costs
(+7 pts since 2018)

40%

feel in control of their financial future
(-6 pts since 2017)

24%

say level of debt is ruining their quality of life
(+7 pts since 2017)

 

“I’m trying but am unsure my efforts are working.”

61% do everything they can to promote and maintain personal health and wellness
(+9 pts since 2014)

36% say truly living a healthy lifestyle requires more investment than they are willing to make
(+15 pts since 2014)

 

85% say student loans impact the amount they save for the future
(+10 pts since 2017)

45% say they are afraid they will run out of money during retirement
(+10 pts since 2017)

 

Employees are looking to employers for help with their total wellbeing

 

“Despite my struggles, I value my employer’s easy-to-access wellbeing support.”

4 out of 5 employees (on average) rate each of their wellbeing programs as valuable

2.5x more feel their wellbeing is going well if they say their programs are easy to access

 
 

Employee views about wellbeing programs:

78%

make the company more attractive to potential employees
(+14 pts since 2014)

70%

are one of the reasons I stay at my job
(+20 pts since 2014)

80%

are a good business investment
(+8 pts since 2014)

 
 

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