Australian Principalsā€™ Occupational Health and Wellbeing Survey (2024)

The latest survey of 2300+ principals, assistant principals, and deputy principals from every school type, sector, state, and territory survey finds unsustainable high workloads, levels of stress and unacceptable rates of violence from parents and students continue. But on top of this, school leaders are experiencing significant levels of mental illness and around half are considering leaving the profession.

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The latest survey including insights from 105 Australian HR leaders and 50 C-suite executives identifies the key trends shaping the people agenda in 2024. Investing more in benefits to improve physical/mental health was the top priority for HR leaders in 2024, followed by improving workplace planning and enhancing the employee experience/EVP to attract and retain top talent. Reducing stress-related illness and employee burnout also featured in the top 5 drivers for growth for Executives.

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Ashurst Global Survey on Psychosocial and Psychological Risks in the Workplace Report November 2023

This survey by global law firm Ashurst of 170 senior business leaders including Australiaā€™s top 200 ASX listed companies and large government agencies, reveals eight findings on how organisations are managing psychosocial risks in the workplace. The report found that while there is a rising awareness of how psychological health can impact workers, many employers are still struggling to manage the issue.

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Organisational Wellbeing Interventions: Case Studies from the NHS (2023)

This recent UK based research explores the impact of organisational interventions in the NHS to support staff wellbeing and details learnings, enablers and barriers that affected the success of each intervention. Example interventions include overhauling staff rotas and shift patterns, removing bureaucracy and meeting times, changing patient care processes, co-designing fatigue management strategies, and improving team formation and psychological support.

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2024 Global Human Capital Trends

The latest survey of over 14,000 respondents across 95 countries reveals that a focus on the human factor is emerging as the bridge between knowing what shifts are shaping the future of work and doing things to make real progress. It explores how the more boundaryless work becomes, the more important uniquely human capabilitiesā€”like empathy and curiosityā€” will become.

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Return-to-Office Mandates

This U.S. based research examined the determinants and consequences of return-to-office (RTO) mandates of 500 firms. It found those implementing RTO mandates werenā€™t any more successful than those who maintained hybrid working practices, and were more likely to be implemented in firms with poor recent performance and powerful male CEOs, with a significant reduction in employee ratings for job satisfaction, work-life balance and perception of senior management. Mandates didn't seem to have any impact on profitability or business performance.

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