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Wellbeing is a global priority

Findings from 2022 global surveys

June 27, 2023

Wellbeing is a global priority. By 2025, almost three-quarters of global organizations expect to customize their wellbeing programs to meet employee needs.
Health and Benefits|Benessere integrato|Employee Financial Resilience|Employee Experience

Wellbeing is a global priority

Percentage of organizations with unique wellbeing strategies

Comparison of percentage of organizations with unique wellbeing strategies in place today versus in three years, by region.
Region Today In three years
Global* 14% 71%
APAC 12% 68%
Europe 15% 63%
Latin America 14% 77%

Survey Findings

Top areas of focus for employers today

Emotional, physical, financial, and social wellbeing are top areas of focus for organizations globally.
Region Emotional Physical Financial Social
Global* 92% 90% 67% 73%
APAC 93% 94% 66% 75%
Europe 86% 84% 63% 69%
Latin America 94% 90% 70% 75%

Top emotional wellbeing concerns

Stress and burnout and overall mental health are top emotional wellbeing concerns for organizations.
Region Stress and burnout Overall mental health
Global* 78% 67%
APAC 77% 60%
Europe 71% 59%
Latin America 83% 77%

48% of employers are promoting or implementing virtual care solutions for mental health conditions

Top emerging strategies include measuring the stress of the workforce and the leading causes (44%) and implementing or redesigning employee assistance programs (40%). Strategies vary by region.

Top physical wellbeing concerns

Lack of exercise

  • Global* 58%
  • APAC 57%
  • Europe 47%
  • Latin America 66%

Chronic conditions

  • Global* 48%
  • APAC 53%

Poor nutrition/access to healthful foods

  • Europe 39%
  • Latin America 54%

62% of employers are offering health risk screenings or assessments and 59% are offering recommended vaccinations.

Top emerging strategies include sponsoring programs that targer specific cases or chronic conditions (34%) and offering lifestyle risk management programs (33%). Strategies vary by region.

Begin by

  • Listening: Understanding your employees’ needs and preferences.
  • Employing analytics: Assess availability and effectiveness of employee programs.


  • Discover the gaps and opportunities and plan to address them
  • Design your strategy to include all aspects of wellbeing
    • Physical, emotional, social and financial
    • Cost and management of wellbeing programs


  • Embed wellbeing into the employee experience
  • Ensure efficient and effective administration


  • Continuous listening and tracking value metrics to keep your strategy fresh and meeting employee needs

For help in developing a wellbeing strategy or refreshing your current approach, contact WTW.

*excludes U.S. and Canada

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