Being proactive about people’s mental health will help your organisation thrive in the long term. Life’s ups and downs can come at any time - play your part in protecting and promoting wellbeing. Organisations practically demonstrating how they put people first are more likely to attract and retain the best talent.
The relationship between managers and their team members is vital for the health and wellbeing of the whole organisation. As a result of the pandemic, 87% of HR leaders have seen increased numbers of employees disclosing mental health issues. Empowering your managers to build supportive, motivated, and committed teams can create a healthy workplace for everyone.
Even though mental health is a topic firmly in focus, a stubborn stigma still exists that's silencing employees. Research by the Priory Group found that 71% of employees would worry about telling their employer if they had a mental health condition for fear of getting a negative response. Creating a safe environment for staff to open up about their mental wellbeing is key to providing early support and reducing recovery times.
Healthy businesses are over twice as likely to beat their financial targets and over three times as likely to retain employees, while also seeing drops in absenteeism and health insurance claims. Employees that feel secure in their working environment are more engaged and productive.