employee mental health

UK Employers In The Dark About What Their Employees Really Worry About

UK Employers In The Dark About What Their Employees Really Worry About

29% of UK workers are unhappy in their job, but their employers don’t know why – according to a survey by Neyber. Their 2017 DNA of Financial Wellbeing, which surveyed over 10,000 employees and 500 employers, has revealed a disconnect between what UK workers worry about, and what their bosses believe are their main concerns. Of the respondents, 33% of workers said that money problems are their greatest concern, followed by their health (29%) and achieving a good work / life balance (28%). How To Spot The Signs Of Poor Employee Mental Health At Work In stark contest, when bosses were quizzed on what they feel matters to their subordinates 43% believed it was work life balance, 40% believed it was workload, 38% said career development – while just 33% pointed out financial security. Small bu... »

Business Owners Ignoring The Importance Of Office Environment In Helping Employee Wellness

Business Owners Ignoring The Importance Of Office Environment In Helping Employee Wellness

UK business owners are ignoring the importance of their office environment in promoting and protecting employee wellness and mental health, according to a report by Peldon Rose. The survey of UK small firm owners and employees has revealed that 91% of workers believe that suitable office space directly improves their productivity, yet just 43% say their current working space achieves this. Worrying, 20% of all staff surveyed admit their current setup is actually hindering their chances of getting more done during a working day – suggesting businesses’ growth is also suffering. With regards mental health, although 76% of workers say they suffer from stress – just 32% believing their business is adequately ensuring a calm atmosphere in the office. An important consideration for business owne... »

Bosses Happier Than Their Workers, As Half Of Employees Feel Mental Health Support Is Inadequate

Bosses Happier Than Their Workers, As Half Of Employees Feel Mental Health Support Is Inadequate

A majority of UK business owners are happier than their workers, as employees believe the mental health support they receive in their workplace is inadequate – according to a report by OfficeGenie.co.uk. The Workplace Happiness Report, which surveyed over 2,000 office workers, revealed that bosses rank 4.20/5 in the report’s ‘happiness scale’ – 25% higher than low-level employees. Indeed, junior staff appear to be the unhappiest in their role, coming in at 3.40/5, while the average employee stands at 3.63/5. How To Spot The Signs Of Poor Employee Mental Health At Work Employees being overworked (47%) is cited as the biggest cause of stress by those surveyed, followed by a lack of control over the role (25%), and not feeling fulfilled (25%) – with junior staff particularly falling victim to... »

How To Spot The Signs Of Poor Employee Mental Health At Work

How To Spot The Signs Of Poor Employee Mental Health At Work

Employees feel as though they cannot talk about mental health problems in the workplace, a new poll suggests conducted by mental health charity mind. Three-quarters of people said they would not be likely to seek support from their manager if they were experiencing a mental health problem. With a certain degree of stigma still existing surrounding the disclosure and discussion of mental health, the cycle of poor mental health may well be perpetuated if employers and their management teams don’t learn to spot the early signs of mental health issues in the workplace. Levels of sickness are high Absences from work due to health issues can be the first sign of possible mental health issues. Whilst many employees may not feel comfortable in stating stress, anxiety or depression as their reason ... »

Businesses Urged To Do More To Support Staff Financial Well-Being

Businesses Urged To Do More To Support Staff Financial Well-Being

UK business owners are being urged to make more efforts to support staff financially, as a report from CIPD and Close Brothers Asset Management has revealed the full extent of employee money woes. The survey of 1,817 British adults reports that 25% of respondents have a financial situation so bad that it affects their ability to work, with this figure rising to 31% among 18-24 year olds and 32% for those living in London. Surprisingly, such financial stress isn’t exclusive to low-income earners with 20% of employees earning between £45,000 and £59,999 admitting such anxiety has also impacted on their performance in work. When divided by gender, women are more likely than men to report money worries with 28% of females signalling they have such a problem, compared to just 23% of all males. ... »

56% of UK Business Owners Ignore Staff With Mental Health Concerns

56% of UK Business Owners Ignore Staff With Mental Health Concerns

56% of UK business owners ignore staff when they confide in them with mental health concerns, according to a report by Business in the Community. The Mental Health at Work Report 2016 revealed that just 7% of all employees are offered some form of help with their workload when feeling down, with just 4% allowed to work at home. Worryingly, 5% of all workers who voiced concerns about their mental wellbeing were either sacked or forced out – suggesting business owners are not dealing with the matter appropriately. 77% of the UK workforce have experienced some form of mental health issue in their career, while 29% have actually been officially diagnosed. Just last August, it was revealed that business owners place more emphasis on the physical rather than the mental wellbeing of staff, and th... »

“Poorly Thought-Out Strategies” As Employers Favour Physical Wellbeing Over Mental

“Poorly Thought-Out Strategies” As Employers Favour Physical Wellbeing Over Mental

UK business owners are placing a greater emphasis on the physical health of their employees than their mental health, according to a report by Aon. Their EMEA Health Survey revealed that 57% of employers provide physical well-being programmes to their staff while just 41% of employees have an emotional or psychological programme in place – despite the fact that some 55% of business owners provide staff with some form of social initiative. When it comes to mental health awareness, UK bosses are also lagging behind in contrast to their European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) counterparts as 40% of EMEA enterprises surveyed had a defined employee health strategy, compared to just 30% of British businesses. Despite a lack of action on the part of UK business owners, 63% of employers ... »

Why Employee Mental Health Needs to be a Priority for Your Small Business

Why Employee Mental Health Needs to be a Priority for Your Small Business

Stress, depression and anxiety are some of the most common health problems in the workplace. In fact, they’re so common that together they affect one in four people every year. Whilst these illnesses aren’t physical – they can’t be identified by a bandage, crutches or a sling – they can be very serious and can lead to poor productivity, lowered morale and a rapid turnover of staff within your business. What’s more, mental ill health can affect anyone in any business (just like the common cold) yet many managers refuse to accept that these non-physical illnesses exist – “Out of sight, out of mind; these problems aren’t happening in my business; my employees love their jobs.” This attitude sounds shocking but, for many businesses, mental wellbeing remains a taboo subject. And it’s not just a... »