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An Acas poll finds 35% of businesses have not kept tabs on their employees’ wellbeing over the past year.
Over a third of British employers have not spoken to their staff about their mental health and wellbeing over the past year, according to an Acas study for Time to Talk Day.
The poll of over 2,000 business representatives found that nearly three out of five (59%) employers had spoken to staff, but 35% had not.
Acas Chief Executive, Susan Clews, said: “The pandemic has been a challenging period for everyone and it is great to see that most employers have chatted to their staff about their mental health and wellbeing.
“However, a third of employers have not spoken to their staff about their mental health over the past year. Taking the time to talk openly about mental health is vitally important as it can avoid problems building up and lead to improved morale at work.
“Acas has good advice and training on how to support and manage mental health and wellbeing at work, which includes tips on how to start those conversations.”