Over half of recruitment professionals have said that their mental health is worse now compared to last year, with issues relating to the pandemic being a big factor.
The CV-Library survey questioned 1,300 UK professionals in order to see how the pandemic has impacted the wellbeing of the country’s workforce.
Recruitment professionals stated the following concerns that were having the biggest impact on their mental health:
- Experiencing financial difficulties (87.5%)
- Worrying about not being able to find a job (62.5%)
- Worrying about the wellbeing of friends and/or family members / Worrying about the spread of Covid-19 / Not being able to leave my home during lockdown (all at 37.5%)
- Feeling isolated when working from home (25%)
- Having a poor work-life balance (12.5%).
Founder and CEO of CV-Library, Lee Biggins, commented on the findings, “The last seven months has been filled with a great amount of uncertainty and it’s understandable that so many recruitment professionals feel their mental health is suffering. Businesses need to be aware of these challenges and ensure they’re offering support to employees who may be struggling.
“What’s more, it’s no surprise that worrying about not being able to find a job is one of the biggest concerns for those in the recruitment sector, as many individuals have been made redundant and employment opportunities have been scarce. While the UK job market may take some time to fully recover, it’s important to remember that the situation is already improving. In fact, as time goes on, we’re seeing more job postings being added to our site every week.”
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