Emergency Exit: Preventing a talent drain in the UK workforce

Westfield Heath, providers of Chamber Health Care have produced a report examining the reasons why so many people are considering changing jobs, attitudes to mental health and what employers could do to stop employees leaving.

With a focus on personal wellbeing over the last 18 months, companies are at risk of losing their best talent as many workers plan to prioritise their health and change jobs.

The report ‘Emergency Exit: Preventing a talent drain in the UK workforce’ explores how employers can improve their working conditions, and what’s causing so many workers to consider changing jobs.

The report asked 1,500 people across the UK about their attitudes to job changes, mental health and burnout, and found:

  • 16 million workers plan to change jobs in the next 6 months, costing UK businesses £48.2bn
  • 59% of employees say mental health is driving them to change jobs
  • 89% of employees would stay if employers made changes
  • 62% of employees admit they’ve been working more hours since the start of the pandemic
  • 51% of employees feel they’re close to burnout

You can read the report here.

Westfield Health are also running a free webinar on Thursday 14th October ‘Emergency Exit: How to retain your employees and prevent burnout‘ which will discuss the key findings from the report. The panel will also explore the current employee retention crisis, what job seekers are looking for and how employers can create a wellbeing culture that retains and attracts their people. Find out more here.

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