Employers are trying. They really are.
In the new report published this week based on responses from 1,000 employers and 1,000 workers, we saw organizations clearly attempting to support the mental health of their people with tools, resources, training, and other approaches.
But the workforce is saying it’s not enough.
Those changes aren’t being implemented, felt, and accepted at the same pace as employers say they are rolling them out. In the report we go into some of the key areas of focus, and the infographic below indicates some clear reasons to bring this discussion to the forefront.
- One out of every two workers say that they have thought about leaving their job because of mental health struggles
- Three out of four employees say they would stay at a job longer if they had these types of benefits offered to them
- Women were 2.5x more likely to say they haven’t seen positive changes from their employer when it comes to supporting mental wellbeing
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.