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A picture of the UK's workplace health

Britain's Healthiest Workplace gives us a deep insight into the health and wellbeing of employees across the UK. 

We have data from hundreds of organisations and thousands of employees. And all that data paints a picture of the UK’s workplace health. Here’s what the latest results from the survey tell us.

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Businesses are losing thousands of hours

Productivity has been dropping steadily since 2014, with businesses losing over a month each year per employee. Usually this is because your employees are at work but not actually being productive:

  • In 2022, employees lost 20.2% of working hours
  • This represents a loss of 51 productive days per employee, per year
  • This is worse with lower income and younger workers
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Hybrid workers are thriving

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the working world, with hybrid working becoming the new normal for many employees.

  • Hybrid employees have the lowest loss of productive days
  • They are more active and have better diets than office employees and full-time home-working employees
  • Hybrid workers have better mental health than non-hybrid workers. Only 9% of hybrid employees suffer from depression, while only 1.4% feel that stress from their home life interferes with their work life
  • 74.2% of hybrid employees get at least 7 hours of sleep per night and 67.9% feel they have a good work-life balance
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Younger employees are struggling to adapt to the workplace

Findings show that younger employees are:

  • Less likely to report good work-life balance and more likely to be burnt out
  • More likely to suffer from depression and have financial concerns
  • More likely to feel fatigued at least once per week and are more dissatisfied with their job

Findings also show that employees under the age of 35 lose 12.5 more productive days per year than their older colleagues.

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Women are struggling more than men

Women tend to lose more productive time in addition to being:

  • Less likely to exercise enough
  • More likely to suffer from depression and have financial concerns
  • More likely to feel fatigued at least once per week and more likely to experience burnout

But on a positive note, women have healthier diets, drink less and smoke less than men.

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Employees need to be made aware of support available

Lots of organisations who take part in Britain’s Healthiest Workplace offer a range of health interventions. But some employees don’t know about them.

  • On average, organisations offer 45 health interventions
  • 61% of employees know about the support available
  • 85% of employees say their health improves when they use them
  • Support includes programmes to help staff stay active and eat well
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Read the Financial Times 2022 report

Read the full 2022 Britain’s Healthiest Workplace report from the Financial Times.