The importance of checking up on your employees’ mental health
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This month, our owner, Kirsten Cluer, has spoken about the importance of recognising mental ill-health in the workplace.
Anxiety and depression are common work-based mental health issues, with around one-in-six employees showing signs. Addressing mental health issues has undoubtedly improved in recent years; however, there’s still a long way to go until all employers offer the right support. There are many signs that employers should be looking out for amongst their workforce.
Regular, short term absences, particularly when employees are showing patterns of this, can signal an underlying mental health issue. Additionally, as an employer, if you notice that an employee’s productivity or motivation levels have dropped, this could be cause for concern. Many employees, however, may hide their problems; so it’s important to check in with them regularly.
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