Mental well-being in the workplace: the disorder suffered by employees (Alan research

By Philippe Guerrier | The | well being at work

According to research by Alan-Harris Interactive, mental well-being is becoming a major concern for employees. “It became the number one priority for the HR teams we spoke to,” according to Jean-Charles Samuélian-Werve, co-founder and CEO of Alan.

Mental Well-Being: Employees Emphasize the Role of the Company (Alan-Harris Interactive Research) – © DR

What meaning should be given to your work? through a new Mental well-being barometer established in the first half of 2022 with interactive harris, Alan Mindbased on the name of the service dedicated to the mental health of employees operated by the homonymous technology company specializing in health plans, it sought to detect the degree of aspiration to be fulfilled at work and the desire to change professional orientation.

With the Covid-19 crisis, the rise of teleworking and new modes of remote management, workers in the French private sector are looking to set new standards in a world marked by massive disruption. Mental well-being is becoming a major concern for employees and transcends generations and professions.

Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve, CEO of Alan - © Vinciane Lebrun / You see
Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve, CEO of Alan – © Vinciane Lebrun / You see

“The crisis has brought a total paradigm shift in psychological well-being and the way we work. In particular, it showed that the boundary between professional and personal life was even more porous and fragile than we imagined. 1 employee in 2 experiences a psychological difficulty, and 23% of workers aged 18 to 24 say they feel very bad,” he says. Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve, co-founder and CEO of Alan.

“It’s become the #1 priority of the HR teams we’ve talked to, but most of them are lost: what position to take, how to communicate, how to connect with the right people… whether or not there’s an emergency; now is how we can help HR teams deal with it. »

Workplace malaise: 49% of private sector employees report having a psychological difficulty

  • The average in France is 46%.
  • In the 18-24 age group, the rate is 61%.
  • More generally, 90% of employees, across all professions and ages combined, believe that psychological difficulties are increasingly pervasive at work.
Mental well-being in France - © DR
Mental well-being in France – © DR

Mental well-being: employee growth concerns

74% of employees want mental wellness awareness campaigns to be implemented.

“What we are convinced is that the solution lies partly in digital tools. 86% of employees say their motivation would be enhanced if their company implemented concrete actions. Among the possibilities of initiatives, what could be better than a digital tool, which would make it possible to offer an ultra-personalized experience, focused on prevention and allowing employees to cross the threshold in complete safety, anonymously? »evokes Jean-Charles Samuelian.

The Great Dismissal: Worrying Signs in France

  • 75% of employees want to drop everything.
  • 73% are experiencing a loss of engagement phase.

In the United States, we are talking about a phenomenon of “The Great Layoff” (“The Big Layoff”) with 38 million Americans who left their jobs in 2021 in the United States.

Seen from France, the trend is scrutinized. Shall we see a replica? 71% of employees who have already faced a psychological difficulty say they want a change in their professional life, according to this Barometer.

The company responsible for mental well-being, according to 86% of employees

  • 54% of French people believe that companies in general are increasingly taking mental well-being into account.
  • 72% of employees are requesting tools and training to better respond to psychological difficulties, such as coaching, naming a referee, or a platform to connect with mental health experts…like Alan Mind.

Prioritize mental well-being, a retention lever

  • For 85% of employees, improving mental well-being at work will strengthen their loyalty to the company, their productivity and their engagement.
  • For 86% of them, their motivation would be reinforced if their company implemented concrete actions.


• Online survey conducted by the Harris Interactive Institute among 4,149 French and private sector employees aged 18 and over.
• Research period: February 16 to 24, 2022.
• Application of the quota method and adjustments to the following variables: sex, age, socio-professional category, region and size of the respondent’s agglomeration.

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