Cost of benefits is biggest barrier to staff health and wellbeing

Benefits costs are the biggest challenge for employers attempting to manage staff health and wellbeing, according to the exclusive Employee Benefits/Lorica 100 Club research 2014, published in June.  


Most employers (69%) cite benefits costs as the major hurdle they face in managing the health of their workforce, with 48% citing employees’ lack of understanding about how best to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing as the second biggest challenge. 

Interestingly, just 19% of respondents to the survey consider supporting employees back to work after long-term sick leave.

This may suggest that employers are recognising the benefits of developing more proactive and comprehensive strategies to support staff back to work, such as the cost advantage of doing so. 

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