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Employees would sacrifice other workplace benefits for employers to focus more on their wellbeing, research has found, yet efforts in this area appear to have stalled.

Over the past 12 months, most Australians (66%) reported that their workplace's focus on wellbeing had not changed, while for 10 per cent it had gone backwards, according to Reventure's survey of 1,005 employees.

Only 24 per cent reported an increased wellbeing focus, says Dr Lindsay McMillan, who led the research, but between employees and employers there was a significant difference in this perception (20% versus 33% respectively).

The mismatch in perceptions extends to other areas: 64 per cent of employers say employee wellbeing is taken into consideration (greatly or somewhat) when making business decisions, compared to just 39 per cent of employees agreeing.