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How to Build a Culture of Wellness

9 January 2024

How to Build a Culture of Wellness

Author: Dana Weidinger

Embracing the dawn of a new year provides a valuable occasion to reflect on lessons learned and accomplishments. For most businesses, this entails setting priorities, fortifying values, crystallizing goals, and fostering the retention of their workforce. A prevailing and integral aspect of employee retention and engagement often revolves around cultivating a culture of wellness.

Top Five Ways to Support Your Employees When They Have “The Holiday Blues”

12 December 2023

Top Five Ways to Support Your Employees When They Have “The Holiday Blues”

Author: Clifton Clarke

Before you say there is no such a thing as the holiday blues, I have had it, and it is serious. I am a person that loves the holidays, particularly, the ones in December. Every year I see the play “A Christmas Carol” at the Meadowbrook Theater near the university in Rochester. I eat dinner in downtown Rochester with the friends I have made from my years of working and traveling. I stop by Toyology and pick up some gifts for my nieces and nephews or the family I adopted, and I end...
Is Loneliness Impacting Your Workplace?

21 November 2023

Is Loneliness Impacting Your Workplace?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

With remote work and the new reality of the workplace since the pandemic, employee loneliness has grown dramatically. Studies show that loneliness brings health problems, reduced productivity, turnover, and burnout. A BetterUp report demonstrates how the pandemic fractured workplace relationships — with 43% of respondents saying they don’t feel a connection to their coworkers.  Some 38% said they don’t trust their coworkers, and 22% said they don’t have a single...
Navigating Burnout Challenges in HR

22 August 2023

Navigating Burnout Challenges in HR

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent Gartner survey has revealed a concerning rise in burnout cases among HR staff. A significant majority—close to 75%—of HR leaders who participated in Gartner's survey expressed that burnout among HR staff has become more challenging compared to the period before the pandemic.

Navigating the Path to Wellness with AI

15 August 2023

Navigating the Path to Wellness with AI

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Employer-sponsored mental health benefits are no longer a nice-to-have — they are a necessity. In a recent playbook published by HR Drive, an estimated 90% of organizations have invested in wellness tools such as meditation apps and employee assistance programs (EAP). But these well-being initiatives are not having the impact they should — the number of employees that are still silently struggling is staggering. Rather than seeking support, they take vacation, use sick leave...
Equipping Managers to Deal with Employee Mental Health Issues

23 May 2023

Equipping Managers to Deal with Employee Mental Health Issues

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Recognizing when an employee is experiencing a mental health crisis can be challenging, as employees may not always feel comfortable disclosing their mental health concerns. However, there are some signs and symptoms that employers and managers can look out for.

Managers Struggling to Handle Employee Mental Health Concerns

14 March 2023

Managers Struggling to Handle Employee Mental Health Concerns

Author: Heather Nezich

The mental health crisis in the U.S. is not going away anytime soon, and managers are on the front lines of a rapidly evolving mental health crisis in the workplace often without the resources they need to support workers. That’s according to the findings of Lyra Health’s 2023 State of Workforce Mental Health Report. The third annual survey compiles responses from more than 2,500 employees and 250 employee benefits leaders.

Wellbeing is a Key Component of an Organization's Workforce Strategy

7 March 2023

Wellbeing is a Key Component of an Organization's Workforce Strategy

Author: Heather Nezich

Aon plc has published its 2022-2023 Global Wellbeing Survey revealing that improving employee wellbeing factors can enhance company performance by at least 11% and up to 55%.

Toxic Work Environments are Harmful to Your Health

28 February 2023

Toxic Work Environments are Harmful to Your Health

Author: Heather Nezich

Toxic work culture is the number-one reason employees leave jobs and is the cause for many employee health issues. A toxic workplace is an environment where employees are subjected to harassment, discrimination, or bullying. It can also be a place where the employee is micromanaged or has a hostile work environment. Employees often feel unsafe or uncomfortable causing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Congress Being Urged by Employers to Take Action on Mental Health

13 December 2022

Congress Being Urged by Employers to Take Action on Mental Health

Author: Heather Nezich

Six employer groups representing large companies have sent a letter urging Congress to act on passing measures that would address the nation’s mental health and substance abuse crisis before the end of the year.

Sunday Scaries and Imposter Syndrome Plague Many Employees

13 September 2022

Sunday Scaries and Imposter Syndrome Plague Many Employees

Author: Heather Nezich

In isolved's second-annual "Voice of the Workforce" survey, 50% of respondents admitted to getting the "Sunday Scaries" before returning to work after time off while another 40% indicated they struggle with "Imposter Syndrome."

Employee Mental Health Remains Low

2 August 2022

Employee Mental Health Remains Low

Author: Jason Rowe

New research from employee benefits provider Unum shows over half (56%) of U.S. workers, primarily Millennials and Gen Z, felt mentally unwell in the previous year. Additionally, 42% of employees said they needed to take time off from work to deal with their mental health. Fortunately, 71% of workers believe their employer is more concerned about employees’ mental health than they were in the past according to the recently released 2022 Work and Well-being Survey from American...
Employee Well-Being is Shaky as Organizations Struggle to Quell Anxiety, Fear, and Uncertainty

5 July 2022

Employee Well-Being is Shaky as Organizations Struggle to Quell Anxiety, Fear, and Uncertainty

Author: Heather Nezich

Many employee well-being programs struggle to rise to the challenges presented by the pandemic and economic uncertainties. Despite a multitude of programs in place, they’re not working well, according to a new annual survey, “The State of Employee Well-Being 2022” conducted by the HR Research Institute in the first quarter of 2022.

Five Things You Need to Know About Loneliness and Isolation at Work

28 June 2022

Five Things You Need to Know About Loneliness and Isolation at Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

According to a recent research survey of more than 2,000 global workers and interviews with over 50 global leaders by Ryan Jenkins, workplace loneliness expert, addressing workplace loneliness boils down to the following five things.

DOL Issues Mental Health Fact Sheet to Address When FMLA Can Apply

31 May 2022

DOL Issues Mental Health Fact Sheet to Address When FMLA Can Apply

Author: Michael Burns

As noted in the Quick Hits section of today’s EPTW, last week the U.S. Department of Labor issued new information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) further explaining when FMLA applies for mental health conditions.

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