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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... »

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 ... »

Money Problems Costing Business Owners Their Family Life

Money Problems Costing Business Owners Their Family Life

The stress and strain of running a small business is costing people their financial, mental and family wellbeing, a new study has revealed. Scottish Widow’s Centre for the Modern Family: Families in the Future report has revealed that 20% of business owners’ family members admit such a career choice has made them more stressed, with 19% admitting it’s increased money worries in the household. While 42% of the nation’s workforce would like to become self-employed, 40% revealed they prefer the financial security of being a permanent employee and 39% enjoy the benefits – such as a pension, parental leave and sick pay – too much to go it alone. When it comes to downtime with the family however, business owners appear to have more flexibility than an average employee, with 35% saying they... »