06/06/2014

Poor mental health environments

A new study, presented by the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA),
shows: Young workers in particular are no longer prepared to keep fronting up
to workplaces that don't look after mental health.

Forty-five per cent of workers left their jobs because their workplaces had
poor mental health environments, says a new survey from Instinct and Reason.

A random sample of 1025 employees aged from 20 years to over 50 years was
selected from a cross-section of industry to participate in the survey.

Significant proportions of all age groups said they left their jobs because of
their workplaces' poor mental health support, but it was a greater motivator
for younger workers to leave. Fifty-three per cent of workers aged less than 30
years left, compared to 26 per cent of workers aged over 60 years.

"This means that while a mentally healthy workplace is important in attracting
and retaining staff today, it will be even more important in the future as
younger workers move through the workforce," the survey says.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA)