Anne Patterson

Associate Director, PR and Communications Favorite Foundation Product: Foundation Community. It’s like LinkedIn but only for Foundation members. They can post questions, share best practices, etc—all with fellow members who also live and breathe employee benefits. Benefits-related Topics That Interest Her Most: Mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion, behavioral decision making, family-forming benefits, payroll audits. Personal Insight: When she’s not busy keeping up with her two little ones, Anne finds joy in home renovation and décor, haiku writing, watching Jeopardy, crafting charcuterie boards, and bicycling.

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Measuring and Addressing Burnout and Stress in the Workplace

Anne Patterson
 

According to the International Foundation’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Survey Report, 96% of the workforce is stressed—either somewhat or very. With mostly every worker facing stress at some level, it’s important for plan sponsors/employers to know how to identify […]

The Fight Against Loneliness: How You Can Build Community

Anne Patterson
 

The World Health Organization recently declared loneliness to be a pressing global health threat, its mortality effects equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Workplaces have a unique opportunity to help combat the loneliness epidemic by fostering community, connection, and belonginess within […]

From Parental to Bereavement: The Latest Paid Leave Policy Trends 

Anne Patterson
 

A new survey report from the International Foundation reveals current paid leave trends in workplaces throughout the U.S. The Paid Leave in the Workplace 2024 Survey Report provides a glimpse into what organizations are offering for vacation, sick leave, parental leave and […]