Mental health of workers

Not only in Human Resources anymore. Fortunately, mental health is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of our lives.

Mental health is being mainstreamed, reaching companies under the guidance of Human Resources. According to the Association of Workplace Accident Mutual Insurance Societies, in Spain work stress causes almost 25% of job losses. Since 2021, mental health problems are the second reason for work absenteeism and result in long-term absenteeism (its duration is three times longer than other reasons for absenteeism).

Human Resources departments have had to take action, and emotional pay has been placed at the heart of the strategies used by HR professionals, such as:

Bet on the training and development of your employees: “Companies that invest in developing their people are 11% more profitable and twice as likely to retain their best employees”, according to Gallup. Investing in training your employees is investing in your company.

Good work environment: It all comes down to how the person feels at work. If employees come to work happy and feel comfortable with the rest of the team, it will be a great advantage for everyone.

Motivation: Having a sense of belonging to the organization and feeling their work valued will increase both their motivation and their productivity.

Internal communication: One of the key points that will increase employee motivation is proper communication within the company. Keeping employees informed of what is new will increase their sense of belonging.

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Ivannia Murillo