Although 99% of HR or people management professionals believe that companies should adopt strategies aimed at employees’ mental health, only 34% of companies develop effective actions with this objective, according to a survey carried out by Infojobs, an HR Tech that develops HR solutions. The study presents the negative impacts and proves that 61% of people do not feel satisfied or happy at work, with 86% changing jobs in search of better mental health.
“Talent attraction and retention are among the biggest challenges faced today. And even though the research indicates that in 41% of organizations, corporate happiness and employee well-being are highlighted by the people management team, the actions are not implemented as they should”, assesses Ana Paula Prado, CEO of Infojobs.
The vast majority of HR professionals (91%) understand that benefits aimed at mental health impact the attraction and retention of talent. In line with this, 75% of professionals participating in the survey state that the company where they work or have worked recently does not have actions and support for related topics.
In organizations that have measures in place to promote mental health, the highlights are the well-being and mental health campaign (43%), support with psychologists (41%), active listening channel (37%) and training for empathetic leaders ( 35%)*. Furthermore, 96% of HR or people management professionals believe that humanized recruitment can be considered a practice aimed at mental health. In the 2022 survey, 93% of HR professionals believed this statement.
Insecurity in the corporate environment
Just over half (55%) of respondents say they do not feel psychologically safe in the company they work for or have previously worked for. Among the most harmful aspects are toxic and abusive environment or leadership (64%), excessive demands for results (40%) and constant pressure (37%)*.
“The survey also revealed that 86% of participants believe that companies are not prepared to deal with the mental health of employees. Some reasons may explain this statement, such as the lack of open dialogue throughout the year and an individual look at each employee, with the intention of understanding their unique and particular needs. But, in addition to finding justifications, we must find solutions”, he states.
In this sense, for the executive, leaders and HR must commit to raising awareness and educating about issues involving mental health and creating a culture that promotes well-being for each employee.
“We were used to a competitive job market with great pressure for results, but year after year we realized that it is possible to balance personal and professional lives. In addition to ensuring satisfaction, it also directly impacts productivity and quality”, he concludes.
*For this question, multiple answers were considered.
With more than 53 million registered profiles and 35 million visits per month, Infojobs is the leading HR Tech in Brazil and has been developing technology solutions for companies’ HR for 19 years.