Staff shortages ongoing challenge for both employers and staff

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Totaljobs: ‘While employers are making good strides in offering wellbeing initiatives, skills shortages mean that many workers will continue to feel the pressure of empty seats in their teams’.

As many as 38% of UK employees are reporting that their workload is becoming ‘unmanageable’ due to staff shortages.

According to the Totaljobs survey, many workers have admitted that it’s having a direct impact on their wellbeing, with 47% saying that they want to see more staff hired in order to ease the pressure and improve their mental health.

With staff shortages and the rising cost of living taking their toll, a staggering 79% admitted to experiencing burnout related symptoms caused by work since the start of the year.

Of those surveyed, 60% said they felt tired or drained, 37% admitted to feeling overwhelmed and 36% said they have a cynical and negative outlook.

When asked what support they would like to see from their employer, hiring additional staff came second to mental health days off (53%).

Other suggestions included:

  • More open conversations about mental health in the workplace (33%)
  • Introduction of wellness initiatives (32%)
  • Introduction of mental health first aiders (24%)

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Jon Wilson, CEO of Totaljobs, commented, “It’s clear that the number of open vacancies is starting to be felt by workers – with many feeling the impact of an unmanageable workload.

“This, combined with the ongoing anxiety and strain caused by the cost-of-living crisis, means that the wellbeing of workers is a priority, and businesses need to do their bit to create an environment where people feel their voices are heard and their mental health cared for. 

“While employers are making good strides in offering wellbeing initiatives, skills shortages mean that many workers will continue to feel the pressure of empty seats in their teams. As a result, employers will be focused on shortening their time to hire, while supporting existing staff who may be taking on higher workloads in the interim.”

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