As the nation adapts to the conditions created by lockdown, two in three UK employers are concerned about the mental wellbeing of their staff, according to new research from Investors in People.
Businesses have a duty of care to monitor and promote the wellbeing of their people. Focussing on the social, physical and psychological aspects, companies can benefit from seeing their staff’s mental and physical health boosted.
A recent report from Deloitte found that for every £1 invested in staff wellbeing, employers can expect a return of £5.
As businesses are faced with the prospect of the most severe economic downturn in living memory, it is a critical moment for companies to invest in people’s wellbeing as workforce resilience is a key contributor to organisational resilience.
Many of us have set up little offices in our homes for what we thought would be just a few weeks. However, this may prove to be a permanent strategy for business, with two in three employers planning to have their people work from home on a more permanent basis, when the world starts to get back to normal, according to the research.
As we enter our eighth week of lockdown, businesses have tried to bring their people together to combat this and promote collaboration, but it takes more than a Zoom quiz to tackle these issues.
Today I had someone who knows how to get the best from his team joining me on the phone: CEO of Investors in People, Paul Devoy: