Improving workplace mental health
Do you understand the mental health requirements of your employees?
Do you have the right workplace culture and support for your employees?
Are you measuring the effectiveness of the support you are providing employees?
Invest in your team
People are the most important part of any business, but we know that some may suffer from burnout, stress, and anxiety at some point, often related to workplace culture and workload. This can lead to long-term sickness and high employee turnover, making it harder for businesses to retain employees. It can also have significant cost implications.
The mental health requirements of employees continue to shift, so evaluating where the gaps exist now in terms of mental health training, diagnosis and treatment for conditions, and the use of data to measure the success of the workplace, can help leaders to prepare and make informed decisions about their workforce’s needs. Every workplace is different.
Addressing employee burnout
Employee burnout often manifests as an increasing lack of enthusiasm and engagement that builds over time in response to job stress. The consequences of burnout may include increased employee absenteeism, lower productivity, and higher turnover, all of which can affect a company's bottom line.
Long-term sickness absence and presenteeism has numerous impacts on businesses, both direct and indirect. These include reduction in productivity due to less resources, obligations to pay the salary or sick pay of absent workers, having to find, train and pay for temporary cover and the possibility of reduced customer satisfaction.
Staff retention strategy
Employee retention strategies that create positive impressions and feelings make employees stay in your company, but also boost productivity and promote higher levels of engagement, which ultimately increases revenue. The main goal of any retention strategy is to keep turnover as low as possible, reducing recruitment costs and bridging skill gaps.
How can we help you and your business?
Whether you are a business leader wanting to improve the mental health of your workforce, or a HR professional wanting to create a mental health policy, we are here to help.
How can you best support your workforce?
Mental health support forms part of wider wellbeing at work, but for employers, it can be difficult to know what type of support you should provide and where to start.
Employees with the same mental health conditions will experience it differently, so tailored support for individuals is required.
A good starting point is in understanding the mental health requirements of your workforce, so you can develop a mental health strategy that is tailored to their needs.
Reducing stigma around talking about mental health and creating an open workplace culture is also important and can be led from the top by senior leaders and HR professionals.
Providing senior managers and leaders with mental health training to better understand what mental health is.
Recognise the signs and symptoms of various conditions, and how to support colleagues can help with early detection of mental ill health.
Contact our employee mental health specialists for more information