Despite progress on policies, a poll reveals businesses still have a long way to go to improve the mental health and well-being of their employees.
Conversations around mental health provisions are more common than ever before. We’re increasingly told that stigma surrounding illness is breaking down and everyone from company CEOs, celebrities and even royalty have gone on record to speak of their personal issues—something that would have been unthinkable even a decade ago. After the Stevenson/Farmer review in 2017 stressed the critical importance of helping employees at work, it seems that positive mental health is, at last, having something of a moment.
Yet when we at The Chartered Governance Institute, along with governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership, commission
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Small and mid-cap companies need a better regulatory framework, which recognises that their needs differ distinctly from SMEs, and which will enable them to compete and thrive on a fairer playing field.