27% do not measure health scheme take up

Less than a third (27%) of respondents do not measure health programme take-up rates, according to research by insurer Unum.

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Its research also identified that four in ten employers do not monitor the health and wellbeing of their staff.

The research also found:

  • 37% of respondents that offer flexible benefits plans do not monitor take-up rates.
  • 66% of human resource (HR) departments do not have the necessary ‘ammunition’ to make the case for wellbeing programmes on an internal level.
  • Just under a third (32%) of employees have access to a benefits statement.

Linda Levesque (pictured), HR director at Unum, said: “There’s no question of the value of workplace wellbeing, which has a proven and tangible impact on both employee engagement and the bottom line.

“But delivering health and benefits packages is not a one-off job. Only by tracking the take up of benefits and taking feedback from across the business, employees, the HR team and the board, can [an organisation] see the full potential of its benefits package.”