Four in 10 employees have developed mental health issues caused by work, according to a report from Business in the Community.
Consequently, BITC’s What If Your Job Was Good For You? report calls on employers to treat mental health and safety with the same importance as physical health and safety and to collaborate with colleagues to enable employees to create their own ‘good jobs’ at work.
The report also sets out ways of working that involve a collaborative, individual approach to job roles, that focus on relationships between employees and managers and encourage open dialogue.
Commenting on the report launch, Louise Aston, wellbeing director at Business in the Community, said: “Our report is evidence based but there are still many unknowns, with the best practices around future ways of working still to be written.
“During this period of transition into this new era, Business in the Community is convening a collaborative movement which enables businesses to take a test and learn approach, where businesses can learn together, build knowledge and share insights to help everyone navigate the journey ahead, recognising that we can’t achieve change on our own.
“I encourage businesses to publicly demonstrate your commitment to action, transform mental health and wellbeing at work.”