Employment & Lifestyle decisions

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Employment & Lifestyle decisions


According to a poll, over half of all UK employees (45%) feel that their office or working life has a direct impact on their lifestyle choices. The research is based on the findings of a survey performed in collaboration with YouGov, which looked at the influence of people’s employment on their lifestyle decisions, such as how much exercise they get, the quality of their nutrition, and other factors.

Despite the evident link between how individuals work and their overall well-being, just 19 percent of UK employees believe their employers are concerned about their lifestyle choices, revealing a substantial gap between employee expectations and reality.

Furthermore, two-thirds (66%) of UK employees would prefer their employers to set aside a block of time at least once a week to enhance their health and wellness. This is something that 47% of people want to happen more than once a week, and 15% want it to happen every day. These studies show how integrating allocated ‘wellbeing time’ into the workplace may boost employee happiness and satisfy their requirements.

These findings show how important workplaces are when influencing how we live our lives and how they affect our key lifestyle decisions, because how and where we work has an impact on how we eat, sleep, and exercise, companies can and must take the lead in assisting their workers in adopting better habits. Employees are more aware that their workplaces may assist them in making good behavioural changes, and a company that properly answers this demand is well positioned to avoid burnout in the era of the ‘Great Resignation’.

The following are some of the report’s other findings:


Workplace Anxiety – Workplace stress is expected to rise by 45 percent in the UK until the end of 2022, according to 45 percent of employees. Only 8% of respondents believe job stress will lessen in the coming year.

It’s a collaborative effort – If they see their co-workers implementing healthy lifestyle changes, 31% of UK employees will be more likely to do so as well. If comparing year on year differences then this is more than double the number of those who claimed their colleagues’ lifestyle modifications would have no influence on them (15 percent ).

It’s important to be rewarded – If their company incentivizes them to exercise more, 70% of UK employees would do so. Rewards for exercise are one of the most common motivator tools: 21% say that if their company provided them with fitness coupons from well-known companies, they would be more inclined to exercise.

Working Outside of Regular Business Hours – Working outside of typical working hours, according to 40% of UK employees, has a detrimental influence on their lifestyle decisions.

It’s time to take a break – Since March 2020, little over a quarter (26%) of UK employees have not taken all of their yearly leave and would prefer to have taken more time off.

See how HealthBoxHR can help your business manage your employee needs. With tools like Performance Management your staff will always have a means of communication and your manager team will be able to overview, create and take action on certain agendas, all from the ease of their phone or laptop.  

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