The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the well-being and work-life balance of employees. As companies begin to reopen and employees return to the workplace, HR leaders are focusing on addressing these issues. A survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 85% of organizations are prioritizing employee well-being and mental health in their return-to-work plans.
Key takeaways for HR leaders include the importance of communication and transparency. Employees want to be kept informed about health and safety protocols, as well as any changes to policies or procedures. HR leaders should also consider offering flexible work arrangements, such as remote work or flexible hours, to help employees maintain a better work-life balance.
Another key takeaway is the need for HR leaders to provide resources and support for employees’ mental health. This could include offering employee assistance programs, mental health resources, and training for managers on how to support their teams’ well-being.
Overall, HR leaders should prioritize employee well-being and work-life balance as employees return to the workplace. By focusing on communication, flexibility, and mental health support, organizations can create a positive and supportive work environment.