How mental health affect your employees in the workplace? In today’s article, Faro will track down the research on how psychological concerns can impact on an employee as well as suggest you some strategies and options to avoid workplace burn out in your office.
According to MentalHealth.Gov website, mental health is defined as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” As an employer, you need to get aware of the emotion of your emplyees to find out whether she/ he are suffering from a mental health problem. The stigma of mental health problem is easily identified in an employee’s appearance:
• Eat too much, always forgetting their own stuff, always getting to work late
• Look tired and have no energy
• Have unexplained aches and pains around their bodies
• Feel helpless or hopeless in any matters
• Smoke, drink, or abuse drugs more than usual
• Yell or easily get angry with their colleagues
• Suffer from continuous mood shifts like happy, angry, upset, worried, or scared
In many cases, it can be said that stress would make your staff member work productively, realize their full potential or find out their own way to cope with stress. However, stress plus vulnerability leads to illness, psycological concerns with alarming levels have totally negative impacts on their daily lives and their working effeciency. A healthy workplace is not only a ‘laid back’ or stress free zone, but also one in which the managing stress and supporting stress from employers are imperative. So what can a HR professionals deal with their employees’ health problem like this?
Some people feel the pain inside their bodies but they keep trying to finish tasks and KPI without seeking a help. HR professionals should show their employees the impact of mental health issues in the workplace and how is it crucial when people create a culture which promotes mental wellbeing together by continuously engaging in dialogue with your staff.
After a month, you should release reports on tracing employees’ mental health. In those reports, you might design some questions like: “How many times have you have felt mentally or emotionally exhausted while on the job? Has there been a time (maybe more than once) that a co-worker or supervisor acted in an inappropriate or bullying manner towards you?” This way may help you take actions towards improving your staff members’ feeling!
Moreover, you can encourage your employees to decorate their own working space with any funny things they want and allow them to bring snack and pets along to work. Those are not bad ideas!
Ultimately, your first priority must be to ensure to have a good partnership with the best HR service provider. Faro believes that we can make your staff issues easier!