On its launch in 2017, the inaugural, biennial Willis Towers Watson Benefits Trends survey not only delved into current trends, but predicted the future direction of benefits strategies.
Among the revelations, the survey found that 45 per cent of employers said they would include health and wellbeing in their company goals within three years. Competition for talent and the impact of stress on employee absence helped drive this trend – and the 2019 survey is set to reveal if companies are on the road to achieving this goal.
Just six per cent of employers in the 2017 survey went above and beyond to actively differentiate their health and wellbeing programmes from their competitors, but attitudes were changing. 76 per cent planned to make their health and wellbeing provision a key competitive advantage in the coming years.
What lies in store in the 2019 findings is yet to be seen, but the use of technology in benefits programmes is likely to feature heavily.
Back in 2017, 41 per cent of employers said they hoped to create digital engagement strategies for their benefits programmes. In the two short years since the survey was conducted, technology has advanced at an alarming rate, and its effects can be felt in every corner of our lives, including reshaping the work environment.
The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and all participants will receive a bespoke scorecard, which benchmarks their responses to key questions again other businesses. They will also be provided with details of the survey’s key findings and an infographic summary.
The survey will end on 30 May 2019. Click here to take part.