Poor quality work may be worse for you than being unemployed

SPONSORED: Two-thirds of staff said their wellbeing is their employers' responsibility, in a poll of MT readers commissioned by Unum.

by Ian Wylie

Poor quality work has a more detrimental impact on psychosocial health than being unemployed, The Work Foundation has claimed

Speaking at a conference in London last week, Professor Stephen Bevan, who heads the foundation’s Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, said job quality was something employers could no longer afford to ignore.

In a recent poll of MT magazine readers commissioned by Unum, two-thirds (66%) of respondents agreed responsibility for their wellbeing lies with their employer.

There is a wide range of steps that employers can take to boost the wellbeing of their employees: many of them cost nothing and provide lasting benefits to staff, the company and profitability.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Business, a new ebook published by MT in association with Unum suggests more than 30 bright ideas for recruiting, inspiring and keeping great staff.

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