Many studies have been conducted since the Pandemic began; everyone froze at the beginning of the Pandemic and had to face the reality of their work. It gave many generations the ability to see that their current workplace may not be for them. And it gave Gen Z the ability to speak louder about the importance of wellness to them.
Now more than two and a half years later, the question on mental health remains a top priority. In fact, Gen Z and Millennials agree that it is their top priority when selecting a job. This is important to note because Gen Z and Millennials make up 38% of the workforce now and 58% by 2030. So, in order for workplaces to remain relevant and effective, they need to begin investing serious $ into protecting the top priorities of Gen Z and Millennials.
One of the significant issues in workplace wellness is that there is no way to truly know how well your staff really are.
In fact, a Deloitte study found that nearly 70% of executives were considering quitting in 2022, but only 57% of employees were considering it.
There is a high likelihood that the employee % is low and here's how we know:
In 2022, 84% of employees had at least one workplace concern that they did not share with Human Resources (HR).
Only 47% of employees said they were 100% honest with HR when giving feedback.
56% of those who weren't completely honest said they would be more likely to share honestly if given a truly anonymous channel.
So, there's a gap in workplace mental health. It's a top priority but the team who helps lead mental health in the workplace, HR, does not have the most accurate data.
That's where Spark This Day comes in.
We're doing two critical things that put us in the Future of Work category:
Providing employees with an anonymous resource to practice well-being and share genuinely how they are feeling with their managers and HR teams. They do this simply by interacting on the Spark This Day app.
Giving HR professionals real-time, genuine anonymous data on how burned out or well their staff are feeling. That way, they can respond in real time to the groups of individuals who need them the most.
Workplaces who continue to invest in their employees now will be a stronger position by 2030, supporting the real needs of 58% of the workforce, Gen Z and Millennials.
Take a look at our two-sided platform at Spark This Day here.