May is Mental Health Awareness month. While it's essential to focus on the mental well-being of employees in the workplace over the coming weeks, make sure to instill long-term practices and policies that foster psychological wellness in your team every day of the year.
The importance of prioritizing mental health at work is ever increasing. In 2019, Harvard Business Review conducted a study showing that 86 percent of survey respondents believed a company's culture should support mental health. Not surprisingly, with the weight of the pandemic, this number increased to 91 percent in 2021.
When you support your employees' mental health, it benefits everyone. A decrease in employee burnout and improved employee retention rate and attendance are just a few reasons why prioritizing mental wellness in the workplace is essential.
There are many ways to support your staff through workplace practices and external resources:
Ensure you provide your team with tools and resources for mental health success. Your organization will reap the benefits of a happier and more focused workforce! Plus, it's the right thing to do. 🙌
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