Tag: Mental Health

DEI and Mental Health: Keys to Improving Intertwined Workforce Initiatives

Back in 2019, before Black Lives Matter and George Floyd put an overdue spotlight on companies’ role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), we at DMi realized our usual approach of self-reliance on overcoming challenges wasn’t cutting it. We began a search for a consultant who could advise us on the best path forward […]

2 Essential Steps Before Talking to Your Boss About Your Mental Health

You’re tired and stressed and would rather not be at work. Depending on what you’re dealing with, be it family-related issues at home or your own personal mental health needs, if it’s interfering with your day-to-day ability to successfully complete your responsibilities at work, you have several decisions to make. First and foremost is how […]

Summer Hours: Pros and Cons for Businesses

As the United States moves further into summer, the weather and long days can bring a welcome mental health boost but can also be distracting for some employees. Instead of focusing diligently on work, they may spend their Friday afternoons mentally packing for that weekend cabin trip or sneaking out a bit early to play […]

The Benefits of Focusing on Employee Well-Being

Although there are many examples of friendships and romances in the workplace, it’s typically a professional environment where people keep personal feelings and information private. This tendency has increased significantly in workplaces that shifted to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is unfortunate because improving overall employee well-being can have important […]

Creating Community at Work: The Time to Act Is Now

Employee desires and demands have changed significantly in the last 3 years as desk-based staff moved away from the traditional office environment and toward hybrid and remote work settings. On one hand, employees enjoy the flexibility and improved balance remote work offers. On the other hand, reduced office time has left many employees feeling disconnected […]

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, […]

‘Tis the Season for Reducing Employee Fatigue

Although the holidays are a joyful time, they can also be stressful. With looming year-end deadlines, never-ending to-do lists, and additional financial and social obligations, it is no wonder many employees feel overwhelmed this season. “Festive fatigue,” or the stress brought on by the holidays, is a worrying trend for business leaders, as it signals […]

Mental Health in the Workplace: A DEI Issue

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues were once an afterthought for most companies. But as research and data have revealed the financial upsides of investing in DEI, more and more companies are doing just that. Yet many still view DEI through the primary lens of race and gender. And while these certainly are important aspects, […]

Faces of HR: Désirée Pascual on Curiosity, Collaboration and Courage

Today’s Faces profile is presented as part of HR Daily Advisor‘s HR Corporate Culture Week. Désirée Pascual is Chief People Officer at Headspace Health – a comprehensive and accessible mental healthcare platform – and oversees HR for about 1,000 employees. In 2021, Headspace and Ginger joined forces to form Headspace Health. Today, Headspace Health touches nearly […]

Mental Wellbeing and Resilience: Tech + Culture to the Rescue

We don’t need to define the concept of “mental health” anymore. Internet searches for help and assistance with it were one of the most talked-about trends of 2021, and that trend hasn’t abated. The COVID pandemic shone a much-deserved spotlight on the issue, however overdue it might have seemed. As our society comes to terms […]