Managing duty of care for wellbeing within a hybrid workforce

Managing duty of care for wellbeing within a hybrid workforce

Remote working has become increasingly common in the modern workforce, hugely accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that support for wellbeing in organisations has had to adapt to a new context. The aim of this research, carried out by Affinity Health at Work on behalf of the International SOS Foundation, was to understand the expectations and support requirements of employees by location, context and working pattern and to provide organisations with evidence from which to tailor their offering more effectively to employees, whatever their working pattern and location. The results from our global survey, completed by 1,000 participants across different sectors, highlight the continuing prevalence of wellbeing issues, provide insight into the different effects of different working patterns and the most important factors impacting wellbeing. The differences in perceptions of duty of care globally can also help inform organisations who support employees internationally, as well as the feedback on which wellbeing interventions are most valued by people in different global regions and working patterns.

Managing duty of care for wellbeing within a hybrid workforce

Date Published
Tue, 01 Nov 2022
Publisher
International SOS Foundation
Author
Dr Rachel Lewis, Nathan Palmer and Dr Jo Yarker
Reference
Lewis, R., Palmer, N,, Yarker, J. 2022. Managing duty of care for wellbeing within a Hybrid Workforce. International SOS Foundation
Website
https://www.internationalsosfoundation.org/about-us/managing-duty-of-care-for-employee-wellbeing-within-a-hybrid-workforce
Categories
Keywords
Hybrid, Engagement, Digital Health, Colleagues, workforce, wellbeing

Remote working has become increasingly common in the modern workforce, hugely accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that support for wellbeing in organisations has had to adapt to a new context. The aim of this research, carried out by Affinity Health at Work on behalf of the International SOS Foundation, was to understand the expectations and support requirements of employees by location, context and working pattern and to provide organisations with evidence from which to tailor their offering more effectively to employees, whatever their working pattern and location. The results from our global survey, completed by 1,000 participants across different sectors, highlight the continuing prevalence of wellbeing issues, provide insight into the different effects of different working patterns and the most important factors impacting wellbeing. The differences in perceptions of duty of care globally can also help inform organisations who support employees internationally, as well as the feedback on which wellbeing interventions are most valued by people in different global regions and working patterns.

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