People who feel healthy in body and mind tend to feel happierabout their jobs. And people who hate their jobs are less likely tofeel very good about their lives.

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These are hardly shocking revelations, but perhaps they arefactors of employee engagement managers should consider moreregularly, according to a new report by Limeade, a wellnessconsulting group that has an interest in promoting well-beinginitiatives.

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According to the report, employees who say they enjoy verylittle support from their organization are much less likely toassess their overall well-being as high.

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Nearly all employees who reported high levels of well-being anda high level of organizational support as high say they expected tobe working for the same employer in a year, while those whoreported less support and low well-being were significantly morelikely to anticipate leaving.

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Surprisingly, perhaps, the percentage of those in the lattergroup who expected to remain in jobs despite reporting very littlesupport and low well-being is high — 79 percent. Similarly, 65percent of the same group said that they would recommend theircurrent organization to others as a good place to work.

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But whether employers are losing out through less-engagedworkers or higher turnover, they need to do more to make theiremployees feel supported.

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Limeade argues that support from supervisors, particularlymid-level managers who interact most regularly with employees, ismore important in driving a sense of worker well-being than otherpopular targets of engagement initiatives, such as the physicalwork environment and social media.

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Although many wellness programs were originally developed as away to get employees to become healthier and therefore reduceemployer health costs, there is very little evidence that they havesucceeded in that regard. As a result, wellness vendors andemployers have increasingly shifted their attention to employeeengagement, arguing that helping workers become healthier will makethem happier and more productive.

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