The pressures of this pandemic have clearly led to an increase in mental health concerns. The magnitude of that increase, however, has been quite large. A recent poll of 2,000 respondents in the United Kingdom found that an incredible 74% report their mental health has been negatively impacted because of the pandemic.
With many Americans still working from home during self-isolation, our everyday habits have drastically changed in order to accommodate our new daily routines. For some, this may mean waking up a few minutes later or perhaps juggling work and homeschooling the children, but others are using this newfound freedom as reason to have an alcoholic […]
In the busy, performance-driven workplaces of today, it is easy for employees to find themselves under constant stress. Stress found in the workplace can affect not only employees’ work product but also their mental and physical health. While workplace stress is common, companies can do more to reduce employees’ stress and create a healthier environment.
May is Mental Health Month and a recent FlexJobs survey suggests that flexible work options can help workers manage mental illness and keep them on the job during the difficult life events they may be experiencing.
Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, throughout the month we will feature insights and best practices to help HR professionals accommodate workers with mental health issues. Today’s focus is on work-related stress and how to cope. Next week we’ll bust some mental health myths, stay tuned!
Earlier this week, the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference and Expo kicked off virtually, and while attendees weren’t able to enjoy the Florida sunshine or visit Disney World’s vast theme park after conference hours, they were able to enjoy the multiple sessions SHRM had to offer online.
Being overwhelmed at work can often lead to burnout, absenteeism, and lower productivity levels. It’s bad for business and for talent retention.
In a time when employee retention is at the top of everyone’s mind, employers are looking for ways to ensure their workers are satisfied and motivated at their jobs. Finding ways to combat stress and burnout can go a long way toward this goal, thus keeping employees happier and maintaining high morale and productivity.
Having a long or frustrating commute is something many employees deal with every day. This affects a lot of different things. Employees may arrive to work frustrated, which can impact their ability to be productive early in the day; it can make it more difficult to come to work during inclement weather; and it can […]
The effects of the workplace on employee stress have been well documented. Aside from making life very difficult for employees, such stress is estimated to cost U.S. industries up to $300 billion every year. There might be a source of stress you haven’t considered—one that stresses half of all employees from the moment they leave […]