By Viv Young and Claire Bhaumik
The Health and Well-being Survey of Employers was jointly commissioned by the Cross-Government Health, Work and Well-being Strategy Unit and the Department for Work and Pensions. 2,250 GB employers were interviewed between February and May 2010. The employer survey was commissioned to provide new evidence to address gaps in knowledge about:
- employers’ perceptions of the importance of work to health and health to work and to what extent investment in health and well-being was deemed a priority
- the promotion of health and well-being at work through the availability of health and well-being initiatives or support
- evidence of how organisations engaged with their staff, by exploring the methods used to communicate with the workforce and to what extent organisations acted on employee feedback
- measures of business productivity, namely incidence and management of sickness absence, and measures of labour turnover
- information regarding employers’ occupational sick pay policies.