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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.

HR Plays Important Role in Employee Mental Health

17 May 2022

HR Plays Important Role in Employee Mental Health

Author: Heather Nezich

The workforce is currently facing an unprecedented amount of burnout, stress, and loneliness. SHRM and the SHRM Foundation have released Mental Health in America: A 2022 Workplace Report, which shows how HR policies can make an impact and create empathetic communities in the workplace.
Join the 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge

3 May 2022

Join the 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Associations Now recently published a 5-Day Anti-Burnout Challenge. The goal is to offer one small task each day for a week that could be worked into daily routines in hopes of preventing burnout.  It is a great challenge to offer your workforce – especially with May being Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Can Returning to the Office Have Negative Health Effects?

22 March 2022

Can Returning to the Office Have Negative Health Effects?

Author: Heather Nezich

As more organizations solidify return-to-office plans, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that most professionals don’t think returning will be healthy for them.

HR Professionals are Leaving the Profession – Are You Next?

1 March 2022

HR Professionals are Leaving the Profession – Are You Next?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

New data finds that 53% of HR leaders are burned out, and 48% of HR leaders are looking for a new job, according to a survey of 400 HR respondents from AllVoices, an employee feedback management platform.  Another survey by Human Resource Executive, “What’s Keeping HR Up at Night”, found that 86% of human resources executives say their stress has increased in the last year—44% say their stress levels have increased “dramatically.” 11% say their stress...
Workforce Mental Health is One of HR’s Top Priorities for 2022

25 January 2022

Workforce Mental Health is One of HR’s Top Priorities for 2022

Author: Heather Nezich

Employee mental health has taken center stage as one of the top HR priorities facing employers with nearly all companies identifying stress and burnout as a threat for their workforces, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson (WTW).

For Job Candidates It All Comes Down To…Benefits & Perks

25 January 2022

For Job Candidates It All Comes Down To…Benefits & Perks

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Workplace changes have inspired a renewed focus on benefits and perks. You may be wondering what other employee benefits are there other than health care, dental, vision, sick days, paid time off, and 401(k) contributions.  Many businesses choose to offer additional company perks to set themselves apart.  It is proven to improve employee engagement and attract and retain workers. 

How HR Can Thrive in 2022

21 December 2021

How HR Can Thrive in 2022

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Many HR professionals tend to do or manage everything within the employee lifecycle at their organization.  It’s time to reboot and not just survive – but THRIVE – in 2022.

The Effects of Employee Burnout

14 December 2021

The Effects of Employee Burnout

Author: Susan Chance

If you had to make cutbacks to your staff or are having a hard time finding employees during this very long pandemic, you and your staff are likely overworked and suffering from the prolonged situation. Long gone is the thought that we had to hunker down for a mere three weeks to get past the threat of COVID. And just when we thought we were getting somewhere with the vaccines, the variants reared their ugly heads. Employees are burnt out.
Sitting is Exhausting

26 October 2021

Sitting is Exhausting

Author: Heather Nezich

Do you ever wonder why you are so tired after working in the office all day?  You just sat, right?  Sitting is exhausting! But you can counteract the negative effects of sitting by adding movement throughout your day.

Employee Resilience is Dependent Upon Employer Support

6 October 2021

Employee Resilience is Dependent Upon Employer Support

Author: Heather Nezich

As the pandemic continues to unfold, the ability of employers to have a positive impact on employee health and resiliency cannot be understated according to a recent Mercer Survey, Health on Demand.

The Evolution of Benefit Programs – Health and Well-Being Efforts Rise

14 September 2021

The Evolution of Benefit Programs – Health and Well-Being Efforts Rise

Author: Jason Rowe

As businesses manage the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have increased their focus on creating benefit programs that address the evolving needs of their diverse workforces, especially mental/emotional health, work/life balance, and financial health. Moreover, 80% of employers report that diversity, equity, and inclusion influence their corporate well-being strategies. This is according to Fidelity Investments® and Business Group on Health’s Employer-Sponsored...
Pandemic Brain Fog? Try Learning Something New

10 August 2021

Pandemic Brain Fog? Try Learning Something New

Author: Susan Chance

Are you experiencing pandemic brain fog? This may sound funny, but the isolation of the pandemic lock down has a large number of people experiencing memory loss. In fact, research by Catherine Loveday, a cognitive neuroscience professor at the University of Westminster showed that up to 50% of people are having memory issues with things such as trying to remember words when talking.

 

Are You Resting Effectively?

15 June 2021

Are You Resting Effectively?

Author: Heather Nezich

Are you eternally tired – feeling exhausted all the time?  Fatigue and mental exhaustion are one of the main causes of a lack of ambition and productivity.  It’s important to learn how to relax both your body and your mind in order to be the best you can be both at home and work.

Re-entering Society and the Workplace – Lessons from NASA

8 June 2021

Re-entering Society and the Workplace – Lessons from NASA

Author: Heather Nezich

We’ve all lived like astronauts for the past year and a half – we’ve been physically isolated from family and friends, our home was also our workplace, and we were surrounded by an unsafe environment (COVID-19). Astronauts train for this, we have not.

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