Stop home working becoming a pain

While many are enjoying the benefits of avoiding tedious commutes, a better work-life balance and more autonomy over their working day, it hasn’t been without its downsides. Remote working poses dangers to employees’ physical health that may be unexpected or go unnoticed.

Beth Husted offers some tips for doctor employers and employees to consider while working from home.

Since last March, millions more employees have experienced the highs and lows of working at home. While many are enjoying the benefits of avoiding tedious commutes, a better work/life balance and more autonomy over their working day, there are some downsides too. 

The strain on employees’ mental health following the sudden switch to working from home is already high on the radar. 

In fact, of the mental health appointments provided by Unum’s Help@hand service over the summer, 76% related to stress, anxiety or depression. These are conditions that can benefit significantly from early support and intervention. 

However, it is not just mental health that businesses need to keep a close eye on. Remote working poses dangers to employees’ physical health that may be unexpected or go unnoticed.

With the Prime Minister announcing again last month that all those employees who can work at home should do so for the foreseeable future, large-scale remote working is here to stay until the Covid jabs stop the spread of Covid. 

Employers need to inform their employees of the risks and take steps to keep them comfortable and healthy.

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