UK Employers In The Dark About What Their Employees Really Worry About

A report has revealed a disconnect between what UK workers actually worry about, and what their bosses believe are their main concerns

UK Employers In The Dark About What Their Employees Really Worry About

29% of UK workers are unhappy in their job, but their employers don’t know why – according to a survey by Neyber.

Their 2017 DNA of Financial Wellbeing, which surveyed over 10,000 employees and 500 employers, has revealed a disconnect between what UK workers worry about, and what their bosses believe are their main concerns.

Of the respondents, 33% of workers said that money problems are their greatest concern, followed by their health (29%) and achieving a good work / life balance (28%).

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In stark contest, when bosses were quizzed on what they feel matters to their subordinates 43% believed it was work life balance, 40% believed it was workload, 38% said career development – while just 33% pointed out financial security.

Small businesses are advised to closely monitor their employees financial and mental wellbeing, and consider what incentives they can potentially offer.

Monica Kalia, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Neyber, said:

“Employee wellbeing should be of utmost importance to employers.  We’re slowly seeing a recognition of this amongst organisations, who are considering employee finances as part of overall happiness.

“Ultimately improving the happiness of employee will improve the overall productivity, so it is in company’s best interests to ensure their happiness and financial wellbeing.”

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