Why support your workforce?
A report published in April 2021 by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in partnership with Simplyhealth found that there was overall ‘extreme concern’ about the impact the pandemic has had/is having on employee’s mental health.
It’s not just absent employees who have issues with mental health and wellbeing, this same report found that ‘presenteeism’ (people working when unwell) and ‘leaveism’ (people working outside of contracted hours or using annual leave to work) are widespread and have increased in light of hybrid working during the pandemic.
ONS statistics show almost double the number of adults were likely to be experiencing some form of depression during the pandemic as compared to those before.
Bupa Global found that many employees have poor coping strategies and that from a survey of organisations 38% of UK board-level executives have used drink and drugs to manage the pressures of the pandemic.
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