As some of you may already know, well-being is something that is very important to me (as outlined in my pocket guide Replug YOU). Employee mental well-being, especially related to issues such as workplace stress and employee burnout, is a growing concern for employers worldwide as they seek to address employee well-being more broadly and holistically.
According to Buck Consultants’ 2014 Global Survey on Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness, stress is the primary health-related driver globally for implementing wellness programs. This finding is echoed by numerous studies on work-related stress, burnout, low morale, lack of engagement, and diminished productivity, as well as by increasing levels of sick leave due to mental health issues. Employers are becoming more aware of this trend and are increasingly concerned about the more holistic well-being of their employees. In addition, a growing number of countries now mandate a risk assessment of the psychosocial work environment (in addition to the physical environment).
Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces (an organisation I work with) has jointly sponsored a survey with Buck Consultants at Xerox: Promoting Mental Well-being: Addressing Worker Stress and Psychosocial Risks. The survey, which closes shortly is designed to measure employer strategies and practices to promote and improve the mental or psychological well-being of their employees. The results will be released at the Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit in Florianopolis, Brazil on May 18-19, 2015.
There is no cost to participate. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete and all participants will receive a complimentary copy of the survey results. So it’s definitely worth taking if workplace health is something that you’re interested in or is important to you.
Note. Firefox web browser has extra security settings than most other browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) – therefore in order to take the survey you will need to trust and add the security exception. Or alternatively use a different web browser to access the survey.