Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Loneliness and Isolation Through Connection and Creativity
Tuesday, March 30
2:00 pm - 3:00 p.m. EDT
The pandemic is fueling concern with loneliness and isolation. Both were major issues before the pandemic but have grown with the disruption to daily life. Loneliness and isolation have serious implications for employee mental health and well-being, along with engagement and productivity. Wondering about innovative ways to address this growing national concern? Join us for an engaging discussion on strategies employers are using to effectively combat loneliness.
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Upcoming Virtual Town Hall: Race, Health, and Equity
Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST
What does disparity really mean and how do you build strong DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) in the workplace? How does DEI impact employee mental health and well-being? How can employers ensure they support the health and well-being of all employees through programs, resources, benefits and more? What conversations, policies and practices are workplaces implementing that are making a positive difference in reducing racial disparities and improving inclusion to ensure a healthy workplace for all? This session will explore these and related key issues.
The Burnout Crisis: Beyond Burned Out
The concept of burnout is not new, originating in the 1970s, the feelings and effects of it have been around. Before the pandemic, workplace burnout was on a steady rise, so much so that the World Health Organization included it in their 2019 International Classification of Diseases. In April 2020, seemingly overnight, 2.6 billion people went into lockdown and 81% of the global workforce was fully or partially closed. Despite this major disruption, many experienced an expanded workload and influx of meetings, leading to an unhealthy level of screen time. Although our “screen-to-screen” time has increased, it has become easier to hide the extent of one’s struggles.
The Many Benefits Of Employees Designing The Future Of Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a host of new challenges to employees, including the loss of their sense of control and flexibility. These losses can lead to overwhelming feelings of uncertainty around once stable securities like career and finances. In a survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group, many employees reported that they worry their companies will abandon remote and hybrid work when it is safe to return to their traditional workplaces. Employers can help to enhance their employees’ sense of agency through collaborative efforts in identifying and institutionalizing best practices and innovations of working beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.