An analysis spanning multiple UK industries found that over 90% of workers in the UK experience workplace
stress, with workload, job insecurity and conflict with colleagues and managers among the most common
causes. Stress or demotivation at work can aggravate employees' pre-existing physical and mental health
conditions and affect their lives outside of work too.
Stress or demotivation at work can aggravate employees' pre-existing physical and mental health
conditions and affect their lives outside of work too. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics, over 17
million working days were lost to mental health-related conditions in 2018 - and many companies are investing
in long-term mental health and wellbeing initiatives to counteract lost productivity, along with making the
workplace a happier and healthier place to be. Along with the benefits to workforce productivity, investment in
mental health initiatives has the power to enhance your employer brand and help to attract top talent - in fact,
over half (53%) of job seekers would more likely to apply for work with companies that have mental health and
wellbeing policies in place.
Although offering remote work is attractive to employees and candidates because of the flexibility and savings it
provides, aspects of working from home can have an impact on employees’ mental health and morale. Some of
the challenges include:
Here are four tactics you can use to support your employees’ mental wellbeing and maintain team morale
Adecco can help put the right people on your team and give you the support and resources you need to keep
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