There is broad consensus among HR departments that employee well-being is a crucial part of business strategy but opinions remain varied on how employers should go about promoting the elusive concept.

Of 600 HR professionals surveyed as part of a new study by Virgin Pulse, 78 percent call employee well-being a "key component" of company strategy, 87 percent say they have already invested or plan to invest in some type of employee well-being initiative, and a whopping 97 percent agree with the decidedly uncontroversial statement that worker well-being "positively influences engagement."

Similarly, a large majority of HR leaders view workplace culture as an important part of furthering employee well-being. Eighty percent have programs in place or plan to implement programs aimed at improving culture at the office.

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