Workplace wellness has become one of the top priorities for employees when finding a new job.
In order to avoid burnout, absenteeism and retain talent, organizations need to do more to support mental health.
One way to encourage and destigmatize mental health in the workplace is to simply join the conversation. Working with HR to educate workers on mental health allows workers to feel like they belong in a safe, judgement-free workspace.
Incorporating mental health treatment as a part of your benefits plan is another way to show you support their well-being. By expanding mental health coverage in your insurance plans, employees can have a better chance of managing their health.
Promoting a work-life balance is also vital in having healthy employees. Limiting the amount of after-hours emails and being transparent about paid time off can allow employees to fully unwind outside of work.
Along with this, providing flexible work options is key in supporting mental wellness in workplace culture. Without it, workers are likely to experience burnout and stress from the high demands of work. Whether it is working from home or having a compressed work week, organizations should be open to making accommodations based on different needs.