Businesses urged to keep health and wellbeing of workers a priority

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CIPD: ‘It’s still a concern that some senior leaders are starting to pay less attention to health and wellbeing – particularly when the last two years have proven how important it is to organisational resilience’.

A new report has found that wellbeing and mental health are dropping down the business agenda despite Covid remaining an ongoing concern for workers.

The CIPD and Simplyhealth’s Health and Wellbeing at Work 2022 report shows that the number of HR professionals who think that wellbeing is on the agenda of senior leaders has fallen from 75% to 70% in the past year.

This is despite the data showing that Covid will continue to impact workers for some time and needs to be factored into organisational plans, particularly with regards to effective mental health support and helping people with long Covid.

The CIPD warns that employers run the risk of losing valuable employees at a time of severe skills shortages.

Rachel Suff, senior employment relations adviser at the CIPD, said, “Not only is Covid still with us, it has exacerbated existing health and wellbeing challenges and created new ones, like long Covid. So while the drop may be small at this point, it’s still a concern that some senior leaders are starting to pay less attention to health and wellbeing – particularly when the last two years have proven how important it is to organisational resilience.

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“Senior leaders have a defining influence on their organisation’s culture and it’s in their gift to shape an environment where people feel safe to speak up about health issues and seek support.”

Angela Sherwood, chief people officer at Simplyhealth, commented, “Health and wellbeing is critical to the long-term success of any business and merits serious attention. Alongside senior leaders, managers need to buy into the importance of health and wellbeing since they manage workloads and set deadlines; they are also, usually, the first port of call when someone has a concern. If they are to be a positive influence on people’s wellbeing they need the right training, support and expert guidance – and need to be given enough time and space to devote to people management.”

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