Despite workplace benefits being widely recognised as an effective way of demonstrating value to employees, improving staff motivation and thereby increasing productivity, only 54% of employers in south Wales actually offer highly desirable benefits, including flexible hours, cycle to work schemes, gym membership and health plans.
The responses of 1,000 adults in south Wales have been released by health plan provider, Plutus Health, as part of their ongoing ‘Wellbeing of the Nation’ survey. The survey is designed to understand the evolving health and wellbeing needs of people in Wales. The survey found that, for many employees, additional workplace benefits would make a job much more appealing; with 40% of people in south Wales stating that health and wellbeing schemes within their work are a huge incentive and almost a third claiming workplace benefits would make them a more loyal employee. Likewise, nearly half of the respondents indicated that a job offering a specific health plan would be much more attractive.