The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for employers but supporting mental health in the workplace, and in particular employees who are struggling, has perhaps been one of the most complex.
From anxiety over their physical health to loneliness while working remotely, many people have experienced additional mental strain in 2020. In fact, according to findings in our Hays Barometer Report, less than half of professionals rate their current mental health and wellbeing as positive, down 21 per cent since before the outbreak.
Either way, the recent decline of positive mental health shows action is needed to turn this situation around – which begs the question, who is responsible for caring for the mental health and wellbeing of staff at work?
Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director, began working at Hays in 1993 and since then he has held a variety of consulting and management roles across the business. In 2004 he was appointed to the Hays Board of Directors. He was made Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand in 2012.
Prior to joining Hays, he had a background in human resource management and marketing, and has formal qualifications in Psychology.
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