Stress found to be biggest issue for automotive employees, BEN survey finds

Stress has most affected employees’ health and wellbeing, claims 70% of employer survey respondents.

BEN has revealed the results from its most recent business survey in which automotive industry employers identified stress as a major issue affecting employees.

Respondents were also asked to spontaneously mention issues most likely to impact automotive businesses over the next five years.

The top three issues mentioned were skills shortages (38%), Brexit (26%) and technological changes (23%).

Ben says that these issues have undoubtedly had an impact on the stress levels of those working in the automotive industry.

The results of the surveys were included as part of Ben’s first ever whitepaper released last month, called ‘Mental health in the automotive industry: moving up a gear‘.

Rachel Clift, health and wellbeing director at Ben, said: “This National Stress Awareness Day, we felt it was important to share our latest survey results, which highlight that stress is a significant issue for automotive industry employees.

“We want to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of those who work in the automotive industry.

“Through our annual surveys, we listen to automotive industry people and employers to aid our understanding of health and wellbeing issues they are facing.

“This enables us to provide the right support to meet those needs.

“From partnering with automotive employers, we put our learnings into practice by developing relevant training and workplace initiatives.

“I encourage employers to read our survey results and, (if you haven’t already), our first whitepaper, ‘Mental health in the automotive industry: moving up a gear‘. 

“Both pieces offer important insights into the health and wellbeing of the automotive industry and provide practical advice and support on how best to support employees.

“As always, our free, confidential support is readily available to anyone who works (or has worked) in the industry.

“Employers can also refer employees who need support to Ben via a fast-track employee referral process

“We’re here to look after the health and wellbeing of automotive people because they are the lifeblood of our industry.”

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