It was encouraging and uplifting to hear so many positive stories from industry leaders across the Middle East about their approaching to the Mental Fitness of their people. There is still a lot of work to done though.
Our survey showed, perhaps unsurprisingly, that the Mental Fitness of employees has suffered quite dramatically over the past year, in large part because of Covid and the challenges it has thrown at all of us. Certain sectors have suffered more than others – hospitality, retail, telecoms and government sectors in particular. But it is fair to say that no sector has faired particularly well.
Whilst it is great to see an increase in the numbers of employees who feel their organisation is supporting their mental health more effectively than a year ago, there is a marked decrease in Mental Fitness scores (according to Cognomie's own benchmarking measurements) from an average of 69.4% to 64.7% and that number is still decreasing.
This report presents the comprehensive findings from Middle East employers based on the results from our community of leaders across the region.
To measure and find out the levels of Mental Fitness within your organisation, simply take part and complete the short survey here.