Psychological Considerations for Returning to the Workplace

My fellow Talking Benefits podcasters and I recently got together for another COVID-19–related episode to discuss an evolving topic—psychological considerations for returning to the workplace.

Psychological Considerations for Returning to the Workplace

As some employees are getting called back to the workplace, employers need to consider new stressors that workers have been experiencing (health and safety fears, changes in work-life demands, etc.). The team tackled strategies and solutions for dealing with this impact.

By tuning in, you’ll learn ways to create a psychologically safe workplace for employees. These approaches include destigmatizing mental health, improving benefits communication, encouraging leaders to promote self-care and finding ways for employees to connect—to name a few.

I know that workplaces across the country have all been dealing with different challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic—I hope this episode will equip you with a few ideas for how to support your employees during this transitional time.

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And if you missed the last episode Talking COVID-19 Impact on Health Plans, catch it here.

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Learn More About the Impact of the Coronavirus on the Workplace

Tune into the recorded event COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Strategies Virtual Conference to learn more about the challenges of returning to the post-COVID workplace.

Visit the International Foundation Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources page to find even more information for plan sponsors.

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Anne Patterson
Communications Associate at the International Foundation

Benefit Communication and Technology Institute Virtual Conference

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Anne Patterson

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Benefits-Telated Topics That Interest Her Most: Health care, nontraditional wellness initiatives, employee benefit communication.

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