Training supervisors to improve health and well‐being of employees

Added August 27, 2020

Citation: Kuehnl A, Seubert C, Rehfuess E, et al. Human resource management training of supervisors for improving health and well‐being of employees. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019;(9):CD010905.

What is this? The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a strain on healthcare and other workers. Existing research on human resource management training of supervisors for improving health and well-being of employees might provide useful information for policy makers.

In this Cochrane review, the authors searched for randomised trials and controlled before-after studies of supervisor training on psychomental stress, absenteeism and well-being of employees. They did not restrict their searches by date or language of publication and did the search in May 2019. They included 1 individual randomized trial, 14 cluster randomized trials and 6 controlled before-after studies. They also and identified an additional 4 additional studies that are awaiting assessment.

What works: Nothing noted.

What doesn’t work: Nothing noted.

What’s uncertain: Effects of supervisor training on employee’s stress, absenteeism, and well-being are uncertain because of the very low‐ to moderate‐quality of the evidence base.

 

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