1 in 10 employees rated their current mental health as currently poor or very poor. Of these 26% said this was due to problems at work and a further half said it was due to a combination of problems at work and outside of work. 40% said they had taken time off as a result.
A poor work/life balance can quickly lead to stress and burnout, which may lead to sickness absence. Encouraging staff to work sensible hours, take full lunch breaks, rest and recuperate after busy periods, avoid working at weekends and take their full annual leave entitlement can all help avoid burnout.