Change series (#4) Why employers must change their attitudes to mental health at work (a three-minute read)

By Jane Sunley, Author + Founder of Purple Cubed According to a study by Deloitte, poor mental health costs employers between £33bn and £42blth every year, with an annual cost to the UK economy of between £74bn and £99bn. Yet even today employers who proactively support mental at work are in a minority – this must change. ‘Thriving at Work’, the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employment sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems, to remain in and thrive at work. Deloitte’s analysis shows that investments made in [...]

2018-07-26T17:25:10+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY?

Jo Harley, Managing Director at Purple Cubed shares her view on work life balance. The article "All work and no play..." originally appeared in the Caterer  All work and no play leads to employees feeling stressed and anxious, with low productivity and high absence levels. So what practical steps can employers take to give their staff their personal lives back? The issue of recruitment and staff retention haunts every manager in hospitality. But while good employers are paying attention to offering their staff competitive pay and career development to keep talent onside, excellent employers are going one step further [...]

2018-05-08T16:50:55+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|