Despite having a slightly more positive outlook on the workplace in general, alarmingly, nearly one in five respondents (18%) say they endure stress daily and three out of ten (30%) feel so stressed that they are considering finding a new job. With 14% of employees across Europe thinking their company has no interest in their mental wellbeing; it is perhaps no surprise that high levels of stress result in high levels of attrition. A wide selection of recruitment alternatives, combined with the lack of trust in an employer to respond to stress levels, will make an employee’s decision to leave much easier.
Obviously a buoyant employment marketplace brings hiring potential for your organisation as well, but it would be foolish to disregard the risks it carries. It creates an ecosystem that encourages employees to look elsewhere – attrition often caused by some of the issues identified here. While these problems may be unavoidable entirely, levels can be reduced. Delivering on your promises to enable employees’ career development, scope to manage their own careers, international opportunities and wellbeing support are just some of the things you can do to respond.
To find out more, and about some other challenges facing the workforce, have a look at The Workforce View in Europe 2018.