There is no doubt that this is a challenging time for any employer. A constantly changing landscape, in an unprecedented time with new terms such as furlough, there are naturally many, many questions for employers.
There are many challenges facing businesses at this time. Two of those key challenges are the sustainability and resilience of your business and secondly, how you manage and support your team in the current climate. With schools closing, people working from home juggling work and childcare how we work, communicate and do business going forwards will change.
Gravitate HR held three consecutive seminars last week in Falkirk, Edinburgh and Glasgow on Mental Health in the Workplace. We were joined by Marianne McJannett, an Employment Lawyer at TC Young.
The seminars focused on looking at how we build resilient workplaces that empower staff and promote wellness. The sessions were fully interactive, making use of Vevox and asking our delegates key questions about Mental Health in the Workplace.
With almost 1 in 3 individuals having experienced some form of mental health issue(s) during employment, it may come as no surprise that mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK. With an average cost of £1300 per employee per year whose mental health goes unsupported, and a total of 12.8 million days lost in 2018-2019 because of work-related stress, depression and anxiety, there is evidently an ever-increasing need for employers to make mental health their number one organisational priority.