This Working Life

This Working Life: Employees need wellbeing supports that actually work, not ‘sticking plaster’ solutions

Businesses are increasing their spending on mental health resources for a workforce traumatised by the pandemic, but these must be embedded into the culture, not just tacked on

The pandemic has seen an increase in stress levels in the workplace

Covid-19, the many lockdowns, uncertainty and sustained periods of isolation from friends, family and colleagues has brought on a mental health crisis in Ireland and worldwide.

Post-pandemic, we are seeing a significant rise in the number of people reporting negative effects on their mental health and stress levels. The effects are being acutely felt in the workplace, manifesting in trends like the great resignation, and rising levels of absenteeism, presenteeism and leavism.

Presenteesism refers to ...