Top-down leadership support is critical to changing the culture. This year 52 percent cite strong support from leaders, up from 43 percent in 2014. From the bottom up, an overwhelming 92 percent credit their local ambassadors' efforts in supporting a culture of wellbeing."We have total leadership support, beginning at the very top, for our wellbeing program and its preventive care focus," said Swam. "Health and safety is our overarching value and the pinnacle of everything LafargeHolcim does. Therefore, our wellbeing program dovetails right into that. At the same time, getting leadership buy-in meant taking good data and positioning it in a way that impacted our workforce, showing direct relevance and not just recommending a blanket wellbeing program." Increased Interest in Financial Wellbeing Developing a culture of wellbeing gets personal and includes helping employees manage their finances. The survey found nearly all participants offer retirement financial security and preparedness programs (92 percent) and financial literacy and skills programs (91 percent). Programs focused on financial literacy and skills are the fastest growing, with 24 percent having programs in place one year or less and another 39 percent for just the past two to five years. "Employers are championing a culture of wellbeing, but they also recognize that there are barriers to achieving it globally, such as differing cultures, laws, and practices, and a current lack of global oversight for health or financial strategy," said Gentry. "That said, these issues appear to be less of a problem when it comes to global financial strategies, so employers are more likely to quickly get behind implementing global financial wellbeing programs." Measurement While only 36 percent say they have measured specific outcomes from wellbeing programs globally, three out of four respondents say their wellbeing initiatives have produced a medium or high impact on improving employee engagement and morale, organization image, overall employee wellbeing, ability to attract employees, and worker performance and productivity.
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