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Agency Food Barometer – The Heart of the Matter


We’re excited to share the results of our latest Agency Food Barometer; a survey we run quarterly to understand the current challenges faced across the Agency creative sector.

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There is a growing awareness of the impact that wellbeing has on individuals, businesses, organisations, the economy and society as a whole. With employee wellbeing becoming increasingly important, we wanted to get your thoughts.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:

What exactly is wellbeing and what do we mean by it in the workplace?

90% of Agency heads believe that wellbeing means a happy workplace. 77% Believe that a work/life balance is a vital element, with only 2% agreeing it is fairly important.

What is the most important area that affects employee wellbeing?

36% agree its down to leadership and line management. 24% believe its about working practices and 2% say its about getting employee benefits right.

Jay Says…

Wellbeing shouldn’t be all about fresh fruit bowls, free massages and cut-price gym deals. There is little point to fancy ‘feel good’ add-ons if there isn’t an open and honest working environment where employees aren’t afraid to express their feelings and feel they can make a real difference. Creating this kind of culture with employee wellbeing at its heart requires buy-in from all members of staff from top to bottom and vice versa and it needs to be part of a long-term strategic commitment.