How to Watch Staffing Employees Mental Health

It is essential to monitor the mental health of your employees to ensure that they are sound of mind, and always content in the workplace.  Are your clients finding it hard to maintain a steady selection of staff? Many companies see more and more employees dissatisfied and ready to venture into something new, making it hard for staffing agencies to keep pace with demand. Organizations want commitment and longevity. However, reaching that point proves hard.

Watch for Signs of Stress

Work with your customers to discuss their staffing business insurance and how to remain aware of their crew’s mental health. By spotting stress and discontent early, establishments can use interventions to assist team members. Also, they should learn to monitor wellness and have support systems in place.

Monitoring Employee Mental Health

The American Psychological Association (APA) established that about 59 percent of workers believe stress affects their monthly productivity. Likewise, they also highlighted that it affects their enthusiasm and focus. 

Their mental health prevents them from completing their job to the best of their ability. With over half of the workforce facing pressure and limitations, companies themselves face a downward turn in task completion.

The same APA study notes that the employees want their workplace to think of them as a whole, considering their wellness and office habits. Previously, management expected people to leave personal lives at the door. That belief, however, does not sit well with staff and, based on the data, fails to happen. Likewise, people bring stress and sadness to work, and some find the office environment straining. 

To reduce the stress and bolster employee productivity, retention, and happiness, companies should accept a role in recognizing their workforce’s mental health. Also, encourage clients to create a plan to assist those struggling.

Supporting Mental Health Amongst Your Employees

Companies should create a wellness plan, protocols, or habits that allow them to remain aware of how their employees feel in and out of the office. Begin by making it clear to managers and leads that mental health matters. Often, the staff thinks the business expects a focus on production, not feelings. These two factors are mutual, however. By noting that, people may open up more about struggles or concerns.

Train team members to recognize issues. Help them know common symptoms and how to approach people about their troubles. Empower managers and leaders to work with the employees to find a support system that alleviates tension and worry. Some team members may feel confined in the office space or have trouble with their workload or hours. Also, managers with flexibility could adjust the environment to better suit the employee.

Have resources available. Host classes on self-care and awareness and discuss stress-relieving techniques. Additionally, some workers may want to talk with professionals—team up with an assistance program to offer expert care and advice.

When you discuss staffing business insurance with your clients, take the time to also ask about their organization’s mental health plan. Next, talk about how a concerted effort to talk with employees and prioritize wellness could alleviate stress and bolster productivity.

About World Wide Specialty Programs

For the last 50 years, World Wide Specialty Programs has dedicated itself to providing the optimal products and solutions for the staffing industry. As the only insurance firm to be an ASA commercial liability partner, we are committed to that partnership and committed to using our knowledge of the industry to provide staffing firms with the best possible coverage. For more information about Staffing Professional Liability Insurance or any other coverage, we have available to protect your staffing business, give us a call at (877) 256-0468 to speak with one of our representatives.