Employees who feel like they don’t belong at their workplace are 59 per cent more likely to consider quitting their job due to mental-health concerns, according to a new survey by LifeSpeak Inc.

The survey, which polled 1,000 employees and 1,000 human resources professionals, found nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of employees who reported a low belonging score said their employer doesn’t prioritize their well-being.

Slightly more than half (52 per cent) of employees said they’re comfortable talking about their health and well-being needs at work, down from 60 per cent last year. The survey noted working mothers were three-times more likely to feel unsure of talking about mental health in the workplace.

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It also found women were 30 per cent more likely than men to say their employer doesn’t offer a culture of health and well-being, while women of colour were 22 per cent more likely to have considered quitting their job in the last 18 months due to health and well-being concerns. Employees who identified as Black, Indigenous or people of colour were 50 per cent more likely to use employer-sponsored health and well-being resources on a monthly basis.

“Employees are making job choices based on an alignment of values and cultural factors, such as diversity, inclusion and support for well-being and a balanced life,” said Michael Held, founder and chief executive officer of LifeSpeak, in a press release. “Our latest research underscores these trends and suggests that by focusing on creating a healthy culture and supporting whole-person well-being, employers can create a sense of belonging that has a ripple effect of positive health and business outcomes.”

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