Almost a third of UK workers believe their productivity has suffered as a result of work-related stress and 44 per cent claim their motivation has suffered, and one in four thinks stress has held them back in their career.
Don’t assume to know the root cause behind employee mental health problems. And even if it’s a “simple issue” like a lack of sleep, you shouldn’t expect them to “snap out of it”.
Recent statistics have shown that the British public are taking more holidays. They are, however, shorter in duration – the likes of the long weekend.
According to a psychology professor, the disadvantages of enforcing strict dress codes far outweigh any possible benefits.
Conversations between employers and those struggling with mental health have largely failed to happen due to stigma, fear or lack of education, Legal & General’s Vanessa Sallows told Real Business. This needs to change.
If you keep your workers happy and healthy, they are likely to work harder. Managing productivity in this way makes good business sense.
As Fordway’s Richard Blanford recovers from the Ride London cycling challenge, he considers what he’s learned and what all business people can learn from the Tour de France.
UK organisations are currently losing £100m every year because of job-related stress, depression and anxiety. This figure could rise if remote workers are poorly managed.
Increasingly employers are needing to have a greater awareness of people’s general wellbeing, which includes examining the impact work and technologies have on staff – a factor mentioned by the Taylor Review.
It’s amazing the impact good company culture can have on staff, Impression co-founder Tom Craig tells Real Business. They become more productive and loyal, not to mention healthier in both body and mind.
Talking to Bupa UK’s corporate director, Patrick Watt, for our “Mind Control” series unveils evidence of bosses hoping to eradicate a fear of speaking up about mental health issues.
If you’re not in the habit of making the most of your lunchtime, then maybe it’s time you start doing so now. The benefits are worth it.