Two-fifths of employers report increase in employee mental illness
Wednesday 14th October 2015
A recent CIPD report has identified an increase in mental ill-health among workers. Respondents pointed to heavy workloads, management style and difficult relationships with colleagues as the main causes behind stress and anxiety in the workplace.
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This survey finding demonstrates the importance of workplace culture and of the need to create an open and supportive environment at work. Leadership coaching is key to ensuring that those responsible for leading others are able to develop empathy and listening skills.
Embedding core values such as respect, fairness and team working will assist in creating a sense of well-being in the workplace and in reducing stress and anxiety.