Tag: Employee Stress

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 […]

Worker Perceptions of the 2024 Labor Market

As we step into 2024, a cloud of economic uncertainty looms over the workforce. According to MyPerfectResume’s 2024 Workplace Trends Survey, a staggering 85% of workers express concern about job security, with 35% saying they are definitively worried about losing their jobs. This sentiment is echoed by other findings: 78% anticipate a recession, 69% foresee […]

4 Strategies for Managing Employee Stress During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for joy, celebration, parties and potlucks in the office. But for some employees, this time can also be accompanied by stress and anxiety due to end-of-year reports, annual reviews and general burnout. Employers – especially HR and wellness departments – need to be aware of how their employees’ mental health […]

How to Manage the Anxiety and Stress of Layoffs

Navigating the anxiety and stress of layoffs as a company is never an easy task. HR leaders need to tend to the needs of not only those who are being laid off but also those who will remain in their roles. At the Top Employers Institute, we certify companies that promote a culture of employee mental health and well-being. […]

CEOs Need Another Kind of Workout: Building Their Empathy Muscle

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an era of more worker flexibility and more understanding shown to them by some employers. But as society returned to near normal, the empathetic trend waned. Many employees were commanded to come back to the office against their wishes, and millions joined the Great Resignation. Research shows some CEOs and […]

Leading for Workplace Wellness

The workplace is one of the leading sources of stress in America. According to The American Institute of Stress, 75% of employees believe workers have more on-the-job stress than the previous generation, and 40% reported their job was extremely stressful. We’re now finding managers have an outsized influence on their employees’ mental health, with 70% […]

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 […]

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). […]

How Global Mobility Teams Can Prepare for the Rest of 2023

The global mobility landscape is rapidly evolving, and mobility and HR professionals need to stay ahead of the curve. The past few years forced us to adjust to the new normal after all the disruptions caused by the pandemic, including stress, burnout, disengagement, lower job satisfaction, and higher job demands. As the new year gets […]

Why Employee Wellbeing Should Be Your Top Priority in 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and employee wellbeing has been top of mind for everyone – and rightfully so. In today’s challenging and uncertain times, the mental health and wellbeing of employees has never been more important. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, burnout and stress are at all-time highs, […]