Mental Health

COVID-19 Creates Shift in Mental Health Benefits Over Past Two Years

Anne Patterson
 

In less than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new mental health challenges or intensified existing issues for workers across the United States and Canada. Organizations are expanding and enhancing benefit offerings, according to a new report from the International Foundation, […]

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

Alyssa Hodder
 

As I wrote in my blog on empathetic leadership, one positive emerging from the pandemic is that it has refocused attention on human needs—from health and wellness, to financial security. Many employees have struggled psychologically and financially, and employers have responded. But […]

Using Mental Health Apps as Part of Your Employee Wellness Strategy

Using Mental Health Apps as Part of Your Employee Wellness Strategy

Robbie Hartman, CEBS
 

Digital mental health tools have been growing in popularity, especially as plans and organizations navigate lockdowns and remote work arrangements that have kept employees apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these tools deliver mental health resources, programs and education through self-service […]

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

What to Consider When Choosing a Mental Health Benefits Strategy

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

From traditional employee assistance programs (EAPs) to bots that use artificial intelligence, the range of options to address worker mental health challenges has grown. What should employers and plan sponsors consider when deciding which mental health benefits tools to use and promote? […]

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

A new report released today by the International Foundation, Employee Benefits in a COVID-19 World—One Year Update, provides a snapshot of the latest COVID-19 workplace issues including the future of remote work and vaccines. How Are Employers Handling the COVID-19 Vaccine? The […]

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant implications for workplaces across the world, and employers and workers have needed to make difficult decisions regarding retirement, health and paid leave benefits. A new International Foundation report, Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada: […]

Employee Well-Being Tips for Times of Crisis and Beyond

Employee Well-Being Tips for Times of Crisis and Beyond

Robbie Hartman, CEBS
 

In a typical year, the top causes of stress affecting employee well-being are generally money, physical health, work and relationships. The COVID-19 pandemic, of course, is anything but typical, and it has exacerbated many of these issues and more, including mental health, […]