Baker Stuart’s insight:
The results of a new three-year study show that British workers are becoming less confident and more stressed, particularly in comparison to their European counterparts. The study and discusses the possible reasons for the decline in workplace wellbeing, which has important implications for future wellness initiatives here in the UK.
UK employees could be heading for crisis, according to a three-year study by ADP, which has found that three key measures of employee wellbeing – optimism, stress and skills confidence – have taken a hit since 2015. The exact reason for the changes is unclear, however the timings suggest that Brexit may have played a part, along with the rise in new technologies entering the workplace.
As part of The Workforce View in Europe (registration required), ADP has surveyed up to 1,500 UK employees every year since 2015, to track their attitudes and perspectives on work. This year’s findings reveal that just three quarters (75 percent) of respondents feel very or quite optimistic about their future in the workplace, a drop of 6 percent since 2015. The fall in optimism is even more pronounced amongst employees in so-called Generation Z, who have seen an 8 percent decline in positivity since […]