Health and Wellbeing at Work Report 2021

RESEARCH | By Simplyhealth & CIPD

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RESEARCH | By The Simplyhealth Team & CIPD 27th April 2021

The latest insights relating to health and wellbeing at work. Collected from over 600 HR professionals. Analysed for your company. 


Introducing the 21st annual CIPD/Simplyhealth Health and Wellbeing at Work survey.


This year’s survey has highlighted the complex challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented for many organisations. While employee wellbeing has been steadily climbing the corporate agenda for a number of years, the last 12 months have thrust it centre stage.


With this in mind, we are delighted to partner with the CIPD for the eleventh year, to bring you the latest insights and trends into workplace wellbeing. Crucially, this year we’re looking at it through the lens of the pandemic. The research has originated from over 600 HR professionals, representing thousands of UK employees. It provides readers with the latest information on current and emerging health and wellbeing policies in the workplace.


Research topics include:

  • Work-related stress and mental health
  • Wellbeing benefits provision
  • Employee financial wellbeing
  • Tackling ‘presenteeism’ and ‘leaveism’
  • The causes and management of absence
  • Managing people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Report 2021

CIPD Health & Wellbeing at Work Report 2021

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is the professional body for experts in people at work. They champion better work and working lives and have done for over 100 years. We've partnered with the CIPD to create the Health and Wellbeing at Work report for the past 10 years. 

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Want to continue learning? Check out our previous reports



The CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Report 2020


CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work report 2020

In the 20th annual CIPD survey, you’ll find a focus on health and well-being policies and practices, and as in previous years, the monitoring of absence management trends, policy and practice. The research has come from over 1,000 HR professionals, giving an accurate assessment of how the landscape has developed.

The 2020 research has brought the role of occupation health to the forefront, exploring how they can play a much larger role in a preventative approach to employee wellbeing.

Download the 2020 report


The CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Report 2019


CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work report 2019

The 19th annual CIPD survey, exploring issues of health, well-being, and absence in UK workplaces. Includes insights from over 1,000 HR professionals, enabling us to study how the landscape has developed over the previous year.


The 2019 research studied the link between work-related stress and poor management. The report evaluates how you can implement a support network to provide managers with the necessary training and tools.

Download the 2019 report


The CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Report 2018

CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work report 2018


The 18th annual CIPD survey - rebranded to reflect an increased focus on health and wellbeing in the workplace - covers the key drivers of absence and UK organisations’ absence management policies and practice.


Key themes in the 2018 research include rising incidences of presenteeism and leavism, an increase in the reporting of common mental health issues, and the impact of technology on employee wellbeing.

Download the 2018 report

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