“Insurers can help – when employers use technology to better understand their people it acts like a data-driven mirror of the workforce. Tech can show, at an anonymised, aggregate level, how a workforce is feeling about their mental, physical, social and financial health, which is powerful for employers and insurers alike.”
Metlife’s news comes at a time when the number of sickness days taken due to stress are skyrocketing according to absence management platform, e-days. In the last year, there has been a 113% increase in stress-related absences and 54% of the workforce feels ‘exhausted’, according to Health & Protection.
Dennis added: “Sickness days have bound to have rocketed over the last year. Many people are feeling exhausted and fearing uncertainty, creating untold stress. Insurers can create a point of difference to help corporate employers understand and communicate better with their employees”.
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