Improved Training for Mental Health Initiatives is Essential – According to New Study by HR.com’s Research Institute

Improved Training for Mental Health Initiatives is Essential – According to New Study by HR.com’s Research Institute

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Most organizations offer mental health benefits, but few address mental health issues well or have educated their managers sufficiently.

Most organizations (73%) offer mental health benefits, but the reality is that few excel at addressing mental health issues or taking preventative measures to reduce workplace stress.  A large majority (82%) of human resources (HR) professionals agree, for example, that stress is still prevalent in their organization, yet only 38% think their company is doing a good job at helping employees deal with stress.

The free research report, The State of Mental Health and Stress in the Workplace 2019, is now available for download.  HR.com’s Research Institute conducted the study to examine the state of the workplace when it comes to mental health and to determine areas requiring proactive improvements regarding mental wellness for the workforce.

Notable research insights point to a worrisome statistic that just 11% strongly agree their company is good at helping employees address mental health issues. In addition, only 18% agree that their managers are well prepared to recognize employee stress or are able to guide their employees who are suffering from stress.   This highlights a significant deficiency gap in manager training for dealing with work-related

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