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Infographic: Employee wellbeing is a critical part of company culture

Findings from 2022 global surveys

July 27, 2023

Employers look to differentiate themselves in the talent market with their approach to wellbeing – and it pays off in higher retention rates, better productivity, and financial performance.
Employee Engagement |Health and Benefits|Benessere integrato
Infographic: Employee wellbeing is a critical part of company culture

Employee wellbeing is a critical part of company culture

Employers who have effective wellbeing programs have better outcomes across a range of key metrics.

Overall wellbeing effectiveness

Employers with effective wellbeing programs experience improved outcomes in key metrics.
Low Medium High
Financial performance 44% 55% 69%
Retention of key talent 25% 36% 50%
Employee productivity 31% 48% 66%

Note: Percentages indicate “better” or “significantly better”; “Note sure” removed.

Employees are more likely to stay, be engaged and productive when there is a culture of wellbeing

Wellbeing culture

The higher the wellbeing culture, the more likely employees will stay, be engaged and productive.
Low Medium High
Intentions to stay
I would like to remain with my employer for the next 2 years (“agree” or “strongly agree”)
47% 62% 89%
Percentage highly engaged
8% 23% 63%
Days lost to absence 6.3% 4.5% 5.1%
Days lost to presenteeism 17.7% 12.8% 11.4%

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Top five areas of focus to improve wellbeing culture

  • 91% Communication
  • 88% Employee experience
  • 85% Portfolio
  • 84% Financing
  • 79% Analytics, insights and reporting

4 in 5 employers are focusing on manager training to improve their culture of wellbeing

Employers are taking action to connect wellbeing to the employee value proposition

Employers are connecting wellbeing to the employee value proposition
Action taken Action taken Considering action for 2024 or 2025
Make diversity, equity and inclusion an integral part of our organization’s values and culture 58% 17% 10%
Build health and wellbeing into the organization’s employee value proposition 57% 18% 12%
Make psychological safety a core part of the organization’s goals 54% 17% 10%
Design wellbeing programs to focus on the employee needs and requirements 49% 26% 12%

46% of employers regularly use listening strategies to identify the wants and needs of their employees

Actions to take now!

  1. Engage in listening activities such as surveys and virtual focus groups
  2. Combine listening data with market data to develop or refresh your wellbeing strategy
  3. Provide people leaders with training to educate and create awareness
  4. Agree on how you will measure the effectiveness of your wellbeing strategy
  5. For help in developing a wellbeing strategy or refreshing your current approach, contact WTW
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