Summer is here, and we’re beginning to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. But the workplace challenges that accumulated over the past year are far from over; the combination of increasing work demands, childcare duties, and other personal responsibilities have contributed to severe burnout.
We haven’t been working from home–we’ve been living at work. The wellness repercussions of this are evident: a CDC report from February 2021 showed that 41.5 percent of adults in the U.S., especially those aged 18-29 years, experienced recent symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder.
Throughout my career in HR, I’ve dealt with different company cultures across businesses of all sizes.
Now, as the Chief People Officer at Calm, I hear from HR leaders daily about the struggles they face. Mental health can no longer be swept under the rug. Here are three ways to proactively address employee wellness in the workplace as we move towards a “new normal.”
1. Encourage Work-Life Integration
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