Claremont’s Head of Future Workplace Sarah-Jane Osborne looks at why wellbeing at work is increasingly becoming an imperative for leading businesses.
The subject of women’s rights in the workplace has barely been out of the headlines recently as their experiences of discrimination and sexual abuse have been discussed more openly and honestly than ever before.
New research from the London School of Economics has revealed that employees who can speak openly about their depression with their managers are more productive than those whose bosses avoid the issue.
Global productivity is slowing despite employees’ countless efforts to find new and innovative ways to unlock extra output from their people.
With so much focus on mental wellbeing, it would be easy to overlook the physical needs of employees and how they are catered for in the workplace.
A few years ago, the First World War slogan ‘keep calm and carry on’ came back into popular use with the discovery of an old war propaganda poster. It went on to become the phrase of the modern era as it adorned home accessories and tourist merchandise and became the foundation for countless new advertising creatives.
As new figures reveal that a third of workplace absenteeism in the UK is mental health related, the subject of employee wellbeing is cast firmly back into the spotlight.