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Employees’ mental health is a serious concern, not only for themselves but also for their HR or employers. The mental well-being of the employees needs to be maintained throughout the year for better productivity at work.
Fremont, CA: Nowadays, mental health is a serious concern for everyone but more specifically, for the employees and their HR. Covid has worsened the employment scenarios and impacted the workforce of companies.
Employers are concerned for their workforce's mental health and consider that good mental health is an advantage as it will also benefit the overall productivity of the organization. Taking a comprehensive approach to mental illness that persists beyond illness can foster changes in a work culture that prioritize compassion and support as a company value, which can provide an excellent return on investment. Hence, Mental Health Awareness month can be an impetus for improving the mental well-being of the employees throughout the year. Employers and HR managers should adopt the below-mentioned strategies to help improve their employees’ mental health.
• Employers need to acknowledge that it is a long process and can go beyond a month to years and years. It is seen that nearly one-fifth of employees struggle with diagnosable mental health concerns. Mental well-being is not something that can be achieved within a short period.
Employers must provide resources and information to the employees and give them directions to meet their requirements. All these things need to be maintained by scheduling a plan that allows focusing on several factors at each time.
• There can be employees who need special attention or more personalized help. An employer’s health benefits plan can provide confidential and individualized support to them.
• Employers can help the staff balance their professional and personal lives by encouraging them to frequently take tiny breaks from work and take a walk, talk to a friend, or do other stuff that keeps them away from work for that particular time. The employees need to manage the balance between work and personal lives. Failing to do so may hamper their overall health and as a consequence, they sometimes quit their job. Also, employers must encourage employees to maintain a work routine and focus on those hours. Further, employers can provide occasional stipends which can stimulate interest, motivation, and dedication in employees.
• Employers should bring on positivity to work which also empowers employees’ mental health. For example, businesses must appreciate their employees for their good work or efforts and advise them on any difficulty. Having concerns for the workforce will increase their morale and productivity.