Tag: employee mental health

5 Tips to Help Your Employees Care for their Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a great time to take stock of your company’s mental health programs and your own emotional wellbeing journey. Approximately one third of employees report struggling with depression or anxiety, according to our Global Benefits Attitude Survey. And employers are well aware of the toll the pandemic is still taking […]

Service Animals in the Office? Here’s How Employers Should Handle Accommodation Requests

The concept of service animals in the workplace has been around for quite some time, but many managers, especially those at smaller companies, may not have yet had to address it. With regard to employees, you can treat a request for a service animal the same as any other accommodation request, meaning you are obligated […]

Designing Workplaces that Promote Mental Well-Being

Designing indoor spaces that promote mental well-being in the workplace is more than a trend; it is a crucial step toward cultivating a productive and content workforce. Here’s how thoughtful design can create visually appealing and emotionally supportive workspaces, enhancing overall employee well-being. Why Design for Well-Being Our surroundings play a pivotal role in our […]

Tips and Best Practices for Conducting an Employee Mental Health Assessment

We likely think of COVID when we hear or see the word “pandemic.” Yet what many view as the second pandemic, employee mental health, continues on, with a recent American Psychological Association survey noting nearly 80% of U.S. employees experienced some form of work-related stress in the prior month. Fortunately, employers can play a key […]

Mental Health Paradox of Frontline Workers

Frontline workers, the backbone of essential services, face a mental health paradox that’s both concerning and under-addressed. A recent study by meQuilibrium (meQ) on over 1,183 U.S.-based workers, including both frontline and non-frontline employees, sheds light on this critical issue. Frontline Workers Take a Hit Despite facing significantly higher levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, […]

Is Your Burnout Mitigation Strategy Leaving Frontline Managers Behind?

Recently, HR leaders have been taking more seriously how mental health and employee satisfaction influence retention and productivity. Detailed analytics have quantified the high cost of turnover (one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary or more), demonstrating burnout’s damaging effects on businesses as well as employees. While managers are more on the lookout for […]

Fostering Employee Well-Being: The Catalyst for Organizational Success

As we marked World Mental Health Day in early October, it’s essential to shine a light on the role that employee well-being plays in creating a healthier, happier, and more productive workplace. As the war for talent rages on, it’s clear that employees are looking for factors beyond pay or benefits when choosing their employer. […]

Addressing the Crisis of Employee Emotional Well-Being: A Systems Perspective

The pandemic left an indelible mark on various facets of our lives, but perhaps one of the most profound impacts has been on the emotional well-being of the U.S. workforce. The Leading Indicator Systems’ Workforce Listening Study Series, which uses the 3-minute, image-based AgileBrain assessment, has shed light on an alarming trend. Over the past […]

Addressing Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing in Remote Settings

The ability to work remotely has been a big boon for both employees and organizations. COVID-19 accelerated experiences in working virtually for a significant portion of the workforce. But, while the digital age has powered the ability to work remotely, and conveniently, from virtually anywhere, as the boundaries between professional and personal lives have blurred, […]

HR and Benefit Professionals Serve Key Role in Prioritizing Employee Mental Health

Our nation’s mental health crisis, declared by President Joe Biden, significantly impacts employees’ wellness and productivity in the workplace. The impact on productivity from mental health episodes is alarming: COVID-19 has had a significant impact on employee mental health. The pandemic brought about a range of stressors and challenges that have affected people’s mental well-being […]