This research looks at best practice in supporting the health needs of City workers, focusing on large financial and professional services companies. This was informed by a comprehensive review of academic literature, looking in particular at the health conditions arising in the employee population in these sectors, along with interviews with 20 City employers – a relatively small sample in firm numbers but together employing tens of thousands of people in the City – looking at the interventions these firms have in place. This body of work will help to guide others considering implementing or further developing similar initiatives.
This technical report sets out and discusses all of the academic and ‘grey’ literature (68 reviews) which informed the literature review aspect of this research. It also contains detailed findings on the interviews with City firms. A shorter report containing the key research findings, analysis and discussion of these, and practical suggestions for businesses looking to implement employee health and wellbeing programmes or develop their programmes further, is available online from the City of London Corporation Research webpage.
This summary provides a short overview of the key findings from the literature and interviews, as well as some suggestions for businesses on best practice.