Health and wellbeing at work: a survey of employees, 2014

A report of research carried out by NatCen Social Research with The Work Foundation commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions. The Health and wellbeing at work: a survey of employees, 2014 supports the health and work policy programme and was commissioned in response to the recommendations from the Independent Review of Sickness Absence.

This survey followed on from a similar survey in 2011, the findings from which informed the development of the Health, Work and Wellbeing indicator set – part of the Health and Work Policy programme. The current survey of employees has a particular focus on sickness absence, whilst still providing an overview of health and wellbeing for all employees. The survey looked at support provided by employers to help employees with health conditions remain in work, or to support employees’ return to work after a period of sickness absence.
In addition, it investigated attitudes towards ‘Fit for Work’ – a new independent health and work advice and referral service launched at the end of 2014.

Authors: Karen Steadman (The Work Foundation), Martin Wood (NatCen Social Research) and Hannah Silvester (NatCen Social Research)

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