Tag: employee mental health

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 […]

The Time Is Now: How Employers Can Address Access and Outcomes in Mental Health 

As the federal public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic expires, our focus must return to the ongoing epidemic of mental and behavioral health in this country, which was only exacerbated by the pandemic. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Mental Health by the Numbers report, one out of five adults in the […]

4 Ways to Create and Keep a People-Centered, Purpose-Driven Workplace Culture

Building and maintaining a people-centered, purpose-driven workplace culture is more important than ever in today’s uncertain economy and labor market—and more challenging. According to 2022 research from McKinsey & Company, 82% of employees feel an organization’s purpose is important, and 70% say their work defines their sense of purpose. Organizations can create and perpetuate a culture […]

Remove Invisible Burdens That Are Holding Your Employees Back

Sometimes the causes of stress and burnout are obvious. A looming deadline, a sick child, or financial insecurity can all add to a person’s mental health burden. But there are other elements of our daily lives that affect mental well-being in more subtle ways. Sensory health, which goes beyond the traditional five senses to address […]

Stress Much? Study Shows How Legal Issues Impact Employees

Let’s be honest: Today’s employees have been through a lot in the last few years. On the heels of the pandemic and dealing with surging inflation, mass layoffs, and political discord, workers’ stress levels have climbed to new heights. When a complicated family matter or taxing financial struggle turns into a legal issue, it can […]

Addressing Employee Mental Health in Your Workplace—On a Tight Budget

Mental health has become one of the most pressing issues for HR leaders in recent years—and for good reason. The statistics surrounding mental illness in the workplace are staggering. Every year, around 35 million workdays are lost due to mental illness, while more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Additionally, […]

Encouraging PTO to Avoid Burnout in 2023

In today’s workplace, work-life balance, flexibility, psychological safety, and advocacy for mental health and well-being are all signs of a positive culture. With employee burnout at a record high, organizations are looking for new ways to keep their employees productive, happy, and stress-free. Fortunately, organizations already a tool they can utilize: paid time off (PTO). […]