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Third of workers say mental health is better working from home

One third of workers say their mental health is better working from home, according to a survey carried out by specialist recruiter Ranstead.

Randstad’s research into the mental health of workers was done to mark World Mental Health day and educate employers on how to support their staff who are remote working during the pandemic.

Only a quarter of the over 600 UK jobseekers polled said their mental wellbeing was improved working from the office.

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Those who preferred working from home cited the flexibility of their schedule and having no daily commute, while those who preferred working in the office said they missed a sense of normality.

Graham Trevor, Randstad UK’s HR and corporate services director, said: “Although our recent findings suggest that mental wellbeing when linked to physical working location is unaffected for the majority, it’s important for employers to be agile and ensure both sets of employees are equally supported. 

“There are workers who require support with their mental wellbeing from home, and those who are subject to a new working environment which they are still adapting to.”

 

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