Mental Wellbeing Tag

HR Insights Blog HeaderMany employers seek the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace, but struggle to overcome challenges such as bias.

While most leaders and most employees strive to make fair decisions and avoid unfair judgments, there exists the possibility that bias impacts some workplaces. Employers may be able to help mitigate bias in a number of ways, such as establishing a dialogue with employees, offering educational opportunities and evaluating current practices.

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the well-being of employees everywhere. In addition to the physical and mental stress the coronavirus has caused, many workers are experiencing a financial strain as well. As such, employers should continue to consider how their total rewards packages resonate with the current employment market.

Employee retention and recruitment continue to be the most common workplace challenges for employers and HR professionals. This article explores factors to consider when planning salary and total rewards to help attract and retain a skilled workforce post-coronavirus.

HR Insights Blog HeaderMany organizations are expanding remote work options to more employees than ever before. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has led to many employers expediting use of this practice— sometimes out of business necessity.

Before expanding remote work options, employers often first address obstacles such as establishing expectations and ensuring all employees have the technology they need. Once initial challenges are addressed, employers have an opportunity to plan for best use of the remote workplace—including how to boost self-motivation for remote employees.

HR Insights Blog HeaderGrief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one. The side effects are well-known, including intense sadness, depression and irritability—just to name a few. When employees are grieving, it can be difficult for them to focus on anything other than their loss.

In fact, the Grief Recovery Institute found that grieving workers cost employers between $75 billion and $100 billion annually through lost productivity and absenteeism. That’s not surprising, given that 85% of workers said grief affects their decision making capabilities and productivity levels, according to the same report.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused uncertainty, stress and worry for many for the past few weeks. Even as businesses reopen and restrictions are lifted, many Americans are experiencing considerable anxiety.

With more than half of Americans reporting to Dynata, a survey insights firm, that they think the COVID-19 pandemic will last six months or more, many health experts are concerned about the nation’s mental health. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, nearly 60% of US adults reported daily stress and worry due to the pandemic. While experiencing stress or anxiety over the health and economic fears brought on by COVID-19 is normal, if you don’t take steps to cope with these feelings, you can put yourself at risk for long-term health effects.

Post Summary for the Week of May 30th - June 5th | Human Resources Managing The Mental Health Of Returning Employees Ghosting In The Workplace Monitoring Remote Workers Recruiting Post-Coronavirus Dealing With COVID-19 Stress And Anxiety In The Know: Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program Improving Virtual Meetings Risk Management Coronavirus Action Plan – Restaurants Coronavirus Action Plan –...