CIPD HR practices in Ireland 2020

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The CIPD HR practices in Ireland 2020 survey found that the people profession is adding value to business through championing diversity, enhancing the employee experience, and contributing to the strategic direction of the business

Wellbeing at work

The 2020 survey identified wellbeing as an important area of policy and action within organisations. There are positive indications in the survey that organisations are becoming more proactive with regard to employee wellbeing. Whilst most organisations provide access to more traditional employee assistance programmes (EAP), there is an indication from the responses that employee wellbeing is being viewed more strategically. 48% of respondents report that employee wellbeing is on senior leaders’ agendas, a significant increase on the 2019 results (33%).

Looking at more specific wellbeing issues, stress and mental health conditions are identified by organisations as increasing area of concern. These specific issues were also highlighted in the 2019 survey. The proportion of respondents providing mental health support has jumped by 12% since 2019. This level of support is all the more important given the increased levels of stress and anxiety experienced throughout the COVID-19 crisis

Read the CIPD report in full here