Belfast Telegraph

Finance staff reveal woes of workplace

By John Mulgrew

Around 60% of staff in the financial sector in Northern Ireland say they have suffered from "poor wellbeing" due to their workplace.

The study, which involved 1,100 workers, also found respondents were in the bottom 20% for workplace wellbeing when compared to firms in the Republic and Britain.

The report was carried out by Ulster University on behalf of the Financial Services Union (FSU), formerly the IBOA.

Author Dr Robert Kerr said the results for Northern Ireland were "very poor".

"The survey investigated six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and wellbeing, lower productivity and increased sickness absence," he said. "The results were scored and compared with 30 organisations in the Republic of Ireland and 136 organisations within the UK. Overall, the results were very poor."

Belfast Telegraph