It’s worth checking whether absent staff really are alright. As research suggests, some employees lie to get out of work so their stress, anxiety or depression can remain secret.
Talking to Bupa UK’s corporate director, Patrick Watt, for our “Mind Control” series unveils evidence of bosses hoping to eradicate a fear of speaking up about mental health issues.
National Stress Awareness Day is taking us by storm, spanning top tips on staying calm to calls for the eradication of the issue as a taboo topic. While they all come in useful if you’re in the business of ensuring staff health, have you tried giving line managers the skills to tackle mental health problems?