Employees reveal SME workplace wellbeing north/south 'divide'

Need for workplace wellbeing ‘universal’

Jenna Brown
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Employees based in the North of England have a lower opinion about how well bosses take care of their workplace wellbeing compared to their southern counterparts, according to research.

The study, published by Legal & General Group Protection, found 59% of SME employees in the North thought their employer actively looked after their wellbeing, compared to 88% Southern-based workers. The business said this pointed to a north/south divide. However, employers overall were more confident that they supported employee wellbeing. In the North, 83% said they supported the mental wellbeing of workers, while in the South, it was 91%. The study, which is part of L&G's Wellbeing at Work Barometer, also suggested employers overestimated the impact their workplace wellbeing initia...

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