The Times ‘Employee Experience and Wellbeing’ Report
We were delighted to support the March 2021 Employee Experience & Wellbeing supplement in The Times, shining a spotlight on why wellbeing and mental health needs to be a board-level priority for organisations.
John Crowley’s lead article states that employees expect the C-suite to lead, listen and show empathy around mental health. He cites Gallup research that says those employees who say they are often or always experiencing burnout are 63% more likely to take a sick day and nearly 3 x more likely to seek another job. And he references organisations such as BDO and Bupa UK who are leading the way with their mental health and wellbeing strategies.⠀⠀
Other opinion pieces to check out are by Rob Stephenson and Chris Cummings. Rob’s “turning awareness into action” echoes very much our approach to mental health and wellbeing training… and Chris’ rallying cry to business leaders is to come out of this pandemic with “health at the heart of your strategy”.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We couldn’t agree more. And our experience over the last 6 months or so is that we have seen a shift with senior leaders recognising the importance of mental health and wellbeing training, particularly for managers and leaders, around the subject of mental health awareness, how to build resilient teams and building a culture of psychological safety.
There are lots of insightful articles within the report including; onboarding, diversity and inclusion, monitoring productivity and the rise in online harassment, all in a remote world.
If you are looking for some help with your corporate wellbeing strategy and plan, we’d love to help. Get in touch here or find out more about our services here.