New survey results released today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveal 34 per cent of people working in hospitality say their bosses do not care about their happiness and wellbeing in the workplace.
The ‘Health at Work’ survey, which was sponsored by Legal & General, was answered by more than 2,000 respondents working in a range of industry sectors including more than 100 in the hospitality and recreation industries.
The survey’s findings also revealed more than two thirds (68 per cent) of workers feel their workplace does not offer any opportunities to improve their health.
In the hospitality sector, more than a third (41 per cent) of hospitality workers rated their daily stress levels as five out of ten or above. Respondents reported that stress from work spilled over into their home life and free time, with a third (33 per cent) claiming stress from work made them feel more tired than usual, and almost a quarter (23 per cent) said they find it difficult to sleep.
Project manager for the survey at BHF, Lisa Purcell, said: “These survey results paint a worrying picture of workplace health and wellbeing. Many of us spend 60 per cent of our waking hours at work and the daily grind can have a serious impact on the health of workers across the UK.
“In the current financial climate it’s clear that the focus must be on productivity. But employers must realise that a healthy workforce is key to less stress, better team work and improved motivation, which results in increased productivity and fewer sick days.”