56% of professionals think that their employer does not do enough to support their health and wellbeing. During these times of working from home, hybrid working or back in the office - employees can struggle with their mental health and physical wellbeing. So We Love Work has put together useful tips for employers on how to check in with their staff to ensure they are keeping well.
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Unfortunately even in this day and age it is incredibly shocking to learn that over 60% of women in the UK have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. A study has revealed the seriousness of harassment can range from groping to inappropriate comments. ‘Me too’ is a movement for sexual violence/ harassment survivors. People being able to share their own experiences helps other people to not feel so alone if they are being sexually harassed and perhaps gives them the confidence to speak up about what they are experiencing.
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Plenty of people find that work is good for their mental health. A job can help protect your mental health by providing a source of income, sense of identity, contact and friendship with others, a steady routine and structure, as well as opportunities to contribute and gain skills.
A key way to look after your well being is to ensure you have a healthy work life balance. A mental health survey found that one third of employees feel unhappy or very unhappy about the time they devote to work. More than 40% of employees are neglecting other aspects of their life because of work which may increase vulnerability to mental health problems
The future of the workplace is forever changing due to the pandemic over the past year. With many offices beginning to open again, it looks like the new way of working could be a mix of in the office and at home - a hybrid way of working. Hybrid working practices are increasingly becoming the norm, with 34% of the workforce working at least one day a week from home. (1)
I really think it’s important to consider how big your stress bucket because the more you can contain or hold onto, the more resilient that you are. I think one of the challenges is for many of us actually we don’t understand our stresses and so we don’t know what to prioritise or how to prioritise where to give our attention. I really encourage you to understand your stress and manage your own boundaries, be clear on your expectations to your line manager and also to your team because if you’re leading people they will look to you as the example.