Morneau Shepell’s Mental Health Index found the following;
Managers have had to deal with many new challenges. 1 in 4 managers say employee productively declined since the start of the pandemic, this increases pressure on management.
- 15% see more productive employees
- 26% see less productive employees
- 57% the same
Both employees and managers indicate concern for the mental health of others at work
- Everyone is thinking more about mental health, which is positive.
- 33% of employees are concerned about a co-workers mental health.
- 30% of managers concerned about the mean health of their team since the stat of the pandemic
- It is important for colleagues and managers to act on this and check-in, talk, and point people to support, like an IEAP
4 in 5 managers have dealt with a specific mental health issue with at least one employee since the start of the pandemic
- 24% – Yes, and I have provided support or reminded people how to get support
- 35% – Yes, I have seen concerning behaviour changes, but I am not sure what to do
- 20% – Yes, an employee(s) have brought it up with me, but I am not sure what to do
- 21% – No, I have not had any mental health issues come up with an employee.
- Having no support is extremely stressful for managers
- Shows how important it is to train manages on what to do.
More than 4 in 10 managers have thought about leaving their jobs in 2020
- In a stressed environment, one of the key indicators is people looking to exit the situation
- Managers are more at risk of turnover than employees
- 44% of managers considering new jobs vs 28% of non-managers
- If I the job for 1 year or less, this increases to 52% vs 33% for employees in their job for 10 years or more
More than half of managers say their role changed since the pandemic, most of those think the change is permanent
- 58% of manages say their role has changed significantly as a result of the pandemic
- 67% of those say the change in their role will continue after the pandemic
Why are managers looking to leave their current roles?
- 56% Increased mental stress at work
- 32% Increased mental stress at home
- 31% Employers response to pandemic
- 11% My employers response to issues of race and diversity
- 6% Better pay / advancement – This was the primary driver pre-pandemic
Separately, 48% of all employees (managers and non-managers) indicated the reason for considering leaving their job is a mental stress factor. This was also the top single reason.
Most common ask of managers is more support for the mental health and wellbeing of employees
- 41% More support for mental health and welling of my team
- 38% More training
- 33% More support for my own mental health and wellbeing
- 30% Additional policy guidance
- 17% Nothing
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