Are you looking after your employees' wellbeing?
According to the latest Thriving at Work Report Oct 2017 300,000 people with long term health mental health conditions leave employment every year.
Poor mental health costs employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year.
This amounts to a cost per employee of between £1,205 and £1,560 per year. This cost is for all employees, not just those who are experiencing poor mental health.
Would you like to bring the following benefits to your workplace?
Increased Employee Loyalty
Decreased Absenteeism due to Illness
Clarity and Focus
Reduced stress at work
Benefits of mindfulness and meditation on employee wellbeing for the corporate workforce
Better stress management;
Increased creativity and empathy;
Improved communication and teamwork;
Increased employee retention
Employees who are happier, healthier, more creative and engaged will bring more to the company.
What do I need to do?
The Thriving at Work report recommends introducing mental health core standards and that those organisations with 500 or more employees introduce the enhanced mental health standards. Contained within the report is further guidance on how to implement these. The good news is that "most of what is recommended can be implemented at little or no cost".
Making workplace adjustments for employees with mental health problems. Encourage employees to work on building up their resilience and doing things that support good mental health such as exercise, meditation or eating healthily. If you would like to improve your employee wellbeing, contact me for an informal discussion.
If you are a business owner, director or leader and would like a personalised mindfulness course contact me for a free 30 minute discovery call.
For a discussion about your employee wellbeing
07960 674 020
What’s the problem?
It is estimated that we have around 50,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day and that around 70% - 90% of the thoughts we have are negative, creating huge levels of stress and anxiety. So the challenge is how we reduce these thoughts? That's where meditation comes in.
Businesses including KPMG, Google, Transport for London (TfL), GlaxoSmithKline, the Home Office, the Cabinet Office, and PwC have all recognised the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. TfL actually reported that absenteeism due to stress, anxiety and depression plummeted by 71% since introducing employees to mindfulness.
Around 15% of those in work in England have symptoms of a mental health problem.
Various studies suggest that presenteeism is increasing year on year. Presenteeism is defined as showing up to work when one is ill, resulting in a loss of productivity and sometimes making an individual’s condition worse.
Impact on not tackling the issue
You are not then just looking at the effects on the individual, but also on those around them.
People not being supported with their mental health by their employers can have a knock on effect on other members of teams/organisations if problems are left un-managed are also turnover costs from the recruitment and training new employees when someone is off sick from work or leaves the organisation.