never has looking after the wellbeing of your employees been so important
The CIPD defines supporting resilience and wellbeing as:
"Creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and the organisation"
Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 44% of work-related ill health and 54% of working days lost, in 2018/19 (HSE, 2019). As well as sickness absence, poor mental health at work can lead to increased staff turnover, reduced engagement and high presenteeism. These facts relate to a world pre-COVID-19; early indications suggest that the pandemic (and measures taken by government to control it such as lockdown and social distancing) will have a significant impact upon the mental health of employees.