There’s never been a time when a greater number of people collectively quit their jobs in search of something else. In September 2021 alone, over 4.4 million people left their jobs, according to the latest numbers shared by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in a survey of freelancers we worked on with Opinium […]
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 […]
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 […]
In an era of increasing globalization and surging demand for highly skilled workers, recruiting and retaining talent can pose a formidable challenge for employers. This challenge is only amplified by the fact that the needs and expectations of today’s workforce are rapidly evolving. But what perks should you offer today’s jobseekers to ensure your company […]
COVID-19 pushed the topic of mental health out of the shadows. Simone Biles, America’s most decorated gymnast, is now shining an Olympic-sized spotlight on an issue that, directly or indirectly, touches everyone. Biles withdrew from the Olympic women’s gymnastics team final and all-around competitions citing mental health concerns, joining other well-recognized and well-respected athletes, including […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on us all, but it has created an increasingly challenging environment for working parents in America. Working parents, many of whom are now indefinitely working from home, have spent the last year learning to balance remote learning and child care without the support of loved ones due […]
With the exception of sleep, a job is the No. 1 time-consuming activity for the average person. Most people spend one-third of their lives at work, which equates to 90,000 hours over a lifetime. Now that’s a lot of time, especially if you’re not building and maintaining healthy habits.
The days of one-size-fits-all wellness programs are long gone, if they ever truly existed. People’s needs are too diverse to all be met with gym reimbursements or step challenges, which means employers interested in engaging their entire workforce in well-being need solutions that can be personalized to individual schedules, interests, and ability levels.
Employee psychological safety, a vital factor in any organization’s productivity, is increasingly under threat. With a recent Boston University study showing that cases of depression and anxiety went up by 300% last year, employees have never been at greater risk of burnout. However, while much of this recent wave of adverse mental health is due […]
Perceptions of personal and community health and well-being have shifted dramatically since World Health Day 2020. For one thing, people are more aware of their personal health and the impact their decisions have on the broader community. And the options available for addressing health needs have transformed, possibly permanently.