staff health and wellbeing issues

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 ... »

Staff Sickness Hitting Small Business Productivity

Small and mid-sized businesses report a 52% rise in absenteeism and 19% drop in productivity due to staff health and wellbeing issues New findings have revealed the majority (86%) of small and mid-sized businesses believe employees’ health should be treated as a priority, with 27% of firms negatively impacted by employee illness. The research, part of the Close Brothers Business Barometer (CBBB), found 52% of businesses have seen a rise in absenteeism due to illness with nearly a fifth (19%) stating it has negatively affected employee productivity and 17% confirming it has led to an increase in staff turnover. According to government statistics, employee sickness costs the national economy around £100bn a year as almost 130 million working days are lost due to sick days. The CBBB report, w... »