There is expected to be a continued focus on well-being, and more employees believe their employers should provide the tools and resources to help them simplify their lives and be healthy, according to the 2012 Workplace Trends Report by Sodexo, a provider of daily life solutions.

Research shows employees also expect their employers to offer unique value propositions to business communities that are not only centralized on integrated, effective and efficient use of space but also the performance of human capital. Employees want their employers to help them bring their "whole self" to work, and this remains a top driver of engagement. Employee engagement, productivity, brand image and loyalty are all still relevant measures of success.

"For any business wanting to grow, these trends show there is a premium on programs that are outcome driven and on sustainable results that address both people and physical space," says Michael Norris, COO and market president for Sodexo's Corporate segment.

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