2019 Health & Safety Leadership Survey
How are leaders managing mental health in the workplace?
The fourth annual Health and Safety Leadership survey has been released, with the topic this year centring on mental health and wellbeing. This is an area of increasing focus for CEOs and Directors in New Zealand, and the survey endeavours to understand how the country's business leaders are attempting to protect and enhance the mental health and wellbeing of their employees.
This year, 140 people contributed to the survey, including CEOs, Managing Directors, Senior Human Resources and H&S professionals.
Some of the key findings of the report are:
- 70% of CEOs say mental health and wellbeing are always considered when setting timeframes but only 45% of HR and H&S execs share that view.
- 71% of CEOs say they verify that resources are in place to support mental health and wellbeing, but only 54% track and report on this topic.
- In the public sector relatively few managers get specialist mental health and wellbeing training when compared to the private sector.
- 71% of private sector leaders say work would always stop if it would harm people's mental health and wellbeing, but only 59% of public sector leaders shared that view.
- 74% gather workers' ideas on how to improve mental health and wellbeing but only 46% recognise wellbeing contributions and achievements.