Mental illness has a serious impact on workplace productivity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), loss of productivity due to mental illness costs the global economy $1 trillion loss annually.
How did 2020 change the landscape of employee wellness? How are employers working towards employee wellness for a distributed workforce post-COVID? Why is leadership advocacy and reinforcement crucial for wellness? What does 2021 have in store for employee wellness? Let’s find out!
2020 has been characterized by heightened awareness of mental and emotional health, and a growing number of employers have stepped up initiatives to improve the mental well-being of their workforce. How effective are these, in practice? People Matters asks a mental health counselor for her opinion.
With medical costs projected to shoot up in coming years, employers need to look into new ways of managing their workforce's health risk. According to a new study by Mercer Marsh Benefits, some good places to start may be preventive care, mental well-being, and digital health.