The pandemic has led to employee retention struggles that require a serious reconsideration of how employers address mental well-being. McKinsey calls it “the Great Attrition.” More than 15 million U.S. workers have quit their jobs since April 2021, and 40% of employees say they are at least somewhat likely to quit in the next 3 […]
Tag: Mental Health
It seems like every office has at least one employee who’s constantly complaining about one thing or another or just generally has a bad attitude. Sometimes their complaints are legitimate; sometimes they just like to complain. Often coworkers and managers will just roll their eyes and do what they can—or are willing to do—to be […]
With much of the workforce still working from home, personal demands continue to spill into work demands and vice versa. Combined with raising children and maintaining relationships in a COVID world, it is easy to understand why self-reported mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression have nearly doubled since before the pandemic. These mounting […]
A pandemic and resulting business closures and economic turmoil have rattled not just the business world but also virtually every aspect of daily life for workers around the globe.
In honor of National Boss’s Day, I decided to devote this post to the most colorful boss I could think of: Nandor the Relentless from What We Do in the Shadows. I got hooked on this show after my brother aptly described it as “like The Office but with vampires in Staten Island.” This comedy […]
When people think of “diversity and inclusion” (D&I), invariably their minds immediately go to racial and ethnic identity, with gender likely coming in a relatively close second. Indeed, both the presence and the inclusion of women and people of color represent key elements of any D&I strategy; however, the diversity of human beings spans far […]
Millions of American workers are struggling with work-related pressure and anxiety daily, and it is severely impacting their mental health. According to findings, over the last year, the heightened stress levels associated with the pandemic and other external factors have affected the coping ability of employees and increased substance abuse among the workforce to adjust […]
Mental health in the workplace seems to be on everyone’s mind these days – from skyrocketing burnout to the “Great Resignation,” we know we have a problem. The good news is that organizations around the globe finally realize that mental health support is a critical measure of business and organizational success. The pandemic may have […]
Employers and their employees have shouldered heavy burdens since COVID-19 struck more than a year and a half ago. Normal priorities went by the wayside under the pandemic strain as companies and workers abruptly moved to remote work while dealing with rampant illness and its accompanying anxiety and grief.
Major depressive disorder affects many Americans. In 2017, about seven percent of U.S. adults endured at least one major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. When the depressive episodes occur at work, they can create tough HR challenges. On May 27, 2021, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers […]