Until relatively recently, companies that focused meaningfully on their employees’ mental health were few and far between. Employees who struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health issues were largely expected to manage those issues outside of work or face the possibility of being seen as not “cut out” for the job.
After a uniquely challenging and disruptive year, many employees are struggling. In January, an employee trends study found that 34% of respondents reported feeling burned out, a 7% year-over-year increase. What’s more, the latest Household Pulse Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that 37% of survey respondents feel anxious or […]
With organizations engaged in many competing actions and objectives, we’re often inundated with tasks and new initiatives that seem to go on forever. If you’ve ever been in three meetings at once, driven to your next appointment while responding to phone calls, or spent your weekend answering e-mails, you aren’t alone.
The novel coronavirus has turned the world of business upside down, and while fertility treatments may have been postponed, access and use of employee benefits have not. Your employees have been affected in many ways, including working from home and, in some cases, layoffs and furloughs.
Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, Human Resources professionals and recruiters may be left wondering how to reintroduce employees to the workplace once the dust has settled. This can seem like a challenging endeavor, given the upheaval and generalized anxiety caused by the global crisis.
Being overwhelmed at work can often lead to burnout, absenteeism, and lower productivity levels. It’s bad for business and for talent retention.
Today’s topic is a tearjerker … potentially. So grab your tissues, and let’s dive into the results of Monster’s recent Crying at Work Poll. Let me ask you a question: Have you ever cried at work? If so, you are part of the overwhelming majority.
Chances are, you know someone who is dealing with social anxiety—millions of Americans deal with it in their everyday lives. If you don’t personally know someone who is managing this common condition, you’re probably working with someone who is.
Burnout, a syndrome stemming from workplace stress, has, at one time or another, affected virtually the entire U.S. workforce. Lhasa OMS recently did a study of 2,010 young Americans, with the goal of learning more about their stress levels at work. The findings showed that 4 out of 5 Millennials were stressed several times per […]
These are anxious times. A slow and unevenly shared economic recovery has engendered widespread feelings of anger and despair. Hard work doesn’t seem to bring success anymore. The business world appears harsher than ever. Automation and artificial intelligence, once figments of our imagination, now appear to be a real threat to a wide swath of […]