According to new research from Edays, many UK employees feel that work has had a negative impact on their wellbeing throughout the pandemic.
The survey showed that 41% of workers felt their wellbeing was hindered over the last several months, while 26% stated they felt worse about their wellbeing in the workplace compared to 2019.
Edays’ survey also revealed that 33% of respondents are expected to feel burnout next year and 27% say they are more likely to take sick days over the next 12 months.
More concerning, 42% of respondents said their company has not done enough to encourage time away from the office to prevent burnout. Additionally, 30% stated their employer does not do check-ins after employees have taken sick days or had repeated absences.
“It is the responsibility of business leaders to implement the right tools and technologies to monitor both physical and mental health of their workforce and manage absence to promote a positive workplace culture and boost business performance,” said Matt Jenkins, CEO of Edays. “If they don’t, operational, compliance, and reputational risks will ripple rapidly throughout the business.”