Accounting firm KPMG UK and the University of Cambridge are teaming up to gain a full understanding of what the future of work holds and the role it plays in employee wellness.
KPMG will allow researchers from the University of Cambridge to study all facets of their current policies and whether they are improving the mental wellbeing of KPMG’s 16,000 UK employees.
The five-year partnership will focus on identifying practical work-related solutions based on research, which may guide employers to finding a formula that best suits their staff.
The findings of the research will be shared to other businesses, enabling them to apply the lessons learned that can help boost retention rates and reduce attrition.
“Businesses need research and data to help them invest in the right areas to support their staff through a huge period of change, as we emerge from the pandemic and introduce new ways of working,” said Jon Holt, CEO of KPMG UK.
“But mental wellbeing at work is an under-researched area and it is hard to access empirical data evidencing clear links between mental wellbeing policies and better employee health.”