The CIPD’s annual Good Work Index report was published in June. It gave a clear indication of how employees feel about their working lives. The CIPD surveyed around 6,000 working in a wide range of sectors and found that job quality is falling short on several measures within the UK.

 

A quarter of workers say that their work is bad for their physical or mental health. The same figure reported a poor work/life balance, with 30% of workers admitting to having an unmanageable workload.

 

As a result, employers are urged to act now to improve job quality.

 

What could you do to ensure job quality is good throughout your business? 

  1. Make wellbeing high on your agenda

 

Do you have any wellbeing or mental health initiatives in your workplace? Would your employees be comfortable to come to you with a problem? How can you make it easier for them to do so?
     2. Monitor staff workloads
Are people taking on too much? What are the reasons for this? You should also consider whether everyone in the business has been given the same opportunity for development and progression.
    3. Offer Hybrid Working
The report found that homeworkers felt they had a healthier mindset in comparison to office workers. This is a clear indication that hybrid working can give your team a better work-life balance.

Many employees have noticed when working from home during the pandemic that they have managed to focus more as there’s less distractions around them.

Hybrid working is not only beneficial for employees, there’s also great benefits for businesses. With employees working more from home, facility costs will likely reduce, saving you money in the long run. You may even decide that you don’t need office space at all which will reduce costs even further. You can find out more about transitioning in to a hybrid working team HERE.

 

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