To do that, Jeremy then recommends potential solutions to address the areas identified. “Carrying out the assessment also means we can measure these actions’ success of these actions, and give businesses assurance about a return on investment.”
With his research background, Jeremy simply loves data. While the assessment tool has yielded 5000 responses to date (and growing), he and other Umbrella team members are always curious to identify the common issues workplaces experience and the best ways to remedy those issues.
“Workplaces are familiar with conducting engagement surveys as a way to measure wellbeing. But there’s definitely a greater interest in workplace wellbeing and mental health, and a greater recognition of how stresses from outside work can affect work performance, and vice versa.
“The nature of the workplace has changed and so has health and safety law. This all means employers are more concerned about the mental health of their staff, to ensure they are engaged, thriving and productive.”
Jeremy counts himself fortunate to work in areas he’s committed to – particularly resilience, coping with transitions, stresses and life shocks, and why some do better than others. “The underlying framework that makes up someone’s ability to cope, or not, is important for us to understand in terms of how we support them.”