What do HR Professionals need to know to Support Employee Well-Being in a Post-COVID World?
Hociota, Beatrice; Firouzian, Farshad
A 2020 study by Willis said that 92 percent of employees reported an increased level of anxiety due to the pandemic, often caused by challenges in balancing work and home obligations. To support employees, a company should first understand what they need through creating a culture of open communication. Next, it should develop programs and interventions that meet employees’ mental health needs. Third, the company should ensure that the structure of the workplace is accommodating to employees needs through increased flexibility. Last, a company must track its impact through effective measures of progress. This executive summary equips business leaders and HR professionals with the tools to support employees.
human resources; post-COVID; well-being; mental health; pandemic; culture; employee wellness; mindfulness; flexible work; measurement