Corporate America has never been known for its employee wellbeing. In fact, the culture that has permeated this world has consisted of high turnover rates, burnout, loss of productivity, and expensive healthcare bills.
The pandemic only exacerbated these issues.
In fact, a study from The American Psychological Association’s (APA) survey of U.S. adults showed that 61% said they saw undesired weight changes, including both gain and loss. More specifically, 42% said they had gained more weight than intended, which comes as no surprise since stress tends to lead to overeating.
Aside from stress-induced dietary habits, social wellbeing has also taken a toll due to workers being isolated at home.
As a result of these factors, the Future Workplace 2021 HR Sentiment survey revealed that 68% of senior HR leaders ranked employee wellness and mental health as a top priority.
Addressing these factors is a different story, however. That’s why leaders have started turning to wellbeing applications, technology tools, and other resources to help employees manage their mental and physical health during these stressful transitions.
There are ways for companies to upgrade their own operations, thus improving the experience of employees who have struggled to adjust to the new ways of working.
For instance, providing workers access to mental health resources such as health portals, telehealth sessions, and more can have a significant impact on their overall wellbeing.