Report: Wide gap in how employees and employers perceive investment in workplace wellness

In a new report from Harris Poll and Just Capital, management and workers see big differences in whether their organizations put well-being and health above profits.

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People over profits

In the post-COVID era, many organizations have tried to highlight their commitment to worker safety and health above their focus on the bottom line.

It’ a mindset that drove an increased interest in workplace wellness offerings and huge shifts in workplace practices as offices tried to adapt to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis. However, the commitment of an employer to worker health is less obvious to workers.

Thirty-seven percent of workers say that safety often takes a back seat to profits, while only 19% of employers agree in a new study from the Harris Poll and Just Capital which surveyed 1,000 U.S. workers and 300 U.S. employers in early February of 2021.

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The results might stem from a fundamental disagreement on what the best measures for health and safety are, as 31% of workers say employees and management don’t see eye-to-eye on best practices for COVID-19 safety.

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