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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... »

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... »