11 May of 2022

COVID-19 and its outbreaks have changed the lives of everyone and mental health in the work environment has become one of the most critical aspects where businesses are putting more effort than ever and companies are working to improve it and support employees.

Celine Rethore, Senior HR Advisor and Team Leader at Polytglot Group, Business Member of La Camara, has recently published an article to review and present the best practices to improve employee mental health and retention after COVID-19.

How can your Business Improve Employee Mental Health & Retention post COVID-19?

Supporting your employees’ mental health is more critical now than ever! With the COVID-19 pandemic (and the resulting economic recession) leading to a significant and unprecedented worsening of the general population’s mental health, there’s a very high chance some (if not all) of your employees have been affected. And no wonder!

Between battling financial insecurity, unemployment, isolation, declining physical health, as well as general fear among other things, anxiety levels are at an all time high.

As an employer, this is your chance to support your staff and break the stigma around mental health. Whilst you may be thinking it isn’t your place to do so, you really can’t afford not to. The fact is your employees’ mental health and your company’s bottom line are inextricably linked.

Since an employee’s overall engagement, productivity and retention rate directly correlates to their mental health, your business’ success & performance relies on it.

In this light, a great way to prioritise your team’s wellbeing, is to take steps to better understand how your employees are feeling over time. The easiest way to gauge this is by regularly conducting mental health surveys.

Not only do they enable you to collect valuable insight on your team’s general wellbeing, mental health surveys can also help you track trends as well as identify employee concerns so as to address them more efficiently.

Conducting workplace mental health surveys will also help you identify any gaps in your mental health programs and enable you to remedy them effectively.

Whilst the benefits are clear, many business leaders still feel stumped as to what questions to ask or how to approach particular topics. To help you, here are some foundational questions to get you started.

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Source: Polyglot Group