Half of UK workers want employers to care more

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Half (51%) of UK workers want to feel more cared for by their employer, according to research from pensions and insurance firm Friends Life.

In addition, over a third (36%) of the 2,000 employees surveyed rated the way their employer treated them as “uninterested” – ignoring their needs or uncaring.

When asked how their employer could improve, people cited flexible working (20%), verbal recognition (20%) and offering protection insurance (15%).

Friends Life head of group protection proposition Anna Spender said: “It’s encouraging to see that employees could feel more valued with a simple ‘thank you’ when they do something well. A well thought-out benefits package could also help employees feel appreciated.”

The research coincides with Friends Life launching the UK’s first employer-funded cancer-specific workplace benefit, available to companies wanting to insure 100 members of staff or more.

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