Well-being: A New Cornerstone for ESG Strategy and Reporting |Deloitte

Leadership & Culture

This new whitepaper offers insights into how firms can take an integrated approach to employee wellbeing. The paper expands on Deloitte’s work, the workforce, and the workplace model. It uses these three components as the lens for deploying wellbeing efforts at the organizational level. 1) The Work component focuses on integrating wellbeing into work design. Examples include: using …

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2021 Mental Health at Work Report | Qualtrics and ServiceNow

Workforce Trends

At the beginning of this year, I mentioned in my article, 2021 HR Trends and Priorities: A Summarized View of 9 Sources, how employee well-being (EWB) is a priority for many organizations. And as workers place greater emphasis on their well-being, EWB will be a focus for many organizations in the years to come. This 31-page report …

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The Fatiguing Effects of Camera Use in Virtual Meetings: A Within-Person Field Experiment | Journal of Applied Psychology

Workforce Trends

“Zoom fatigue” refers to a feeling of being drained and lacking energy following a day of virtual meetings. And despite the ubiquity of this concept, it has received limited empirical research. This new research explores how camera usage during virtual meetings contributes to fatigue. Results of 1,408 daily observations over four weeks from 103 employees …

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Companies Offer Workers More Time Off to Avoid Burnout | The Washington Post

Workforce Trends

As I noted in a post about a Gallup report titled, The Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox, more workers report increased engagement while experiencing diminished wellbeing. This article summarizes how a segment of organizations is providing workers with more time off to enable the wellbeing of its workforce and alleviate burnout. For example, Mozilla shut down the entire company for a “Wellness Week.” Bumble also took …

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2021 State of the Global Workplace Report | Gallup

Workforce Trends

As noted in my article, 2021 HR Trends and Priorities: A Summarized View of 9 Sources, employee/worker well-being (EWB) is a priority for many organizations. And as employers rethink how they can support EWB, this 116-report by Gallup provides insights into the experiences and range of emotions that workers have experienced throughout the pandemic. The report segments …

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2021 Wellbeing Market and Trends Report | Josh Bersin Academy

Workforce Trends

As mentioned in my article, 2021 HR Trends and Priorities: A Summarized View of 9 Sources, employee well-being (EWB) is a priority for many organizations. And as HR leaders help drive EWB for their firms, this 30-page report provides insights on employee well-being including 1) a summary of vendors offering holistic EWB solutions, 2) a …

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Understanding the Range of Emotions Felt by Remote Workers During COVID-19 | The Martec Group

Workforce Trends

This research explored the range of emotions that workers have experienced while working remotely. It is based on 1,214 employees across different industries, demographics, and seniority levels. One takeaway is that there are four unique worker segments within the remote work audience, ranging from total contentment to complete distress. Perhaps unsurprisingly, each of the four segments …

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Book: Wellbeing at Work | Jim Clifton and Jim Harter

Books

Although employee wellbeing (EWB) was a priority before the coronavirus pandemic, the crisis has made EWB and work-life integration non-negotiable for many workers. This newly released book suggests five critical components of EWB – career, social, financial, physical, and community (in that order). It offers ideas on how firms can help their workers thrive in each …

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Aligning Culture and Policy to Mend the Rift Between Needing Time Off and Taking It | Deloitte Insights

Leadership & Culture

As referenced in my article, 2021 HR Trends and Priorities: A Summarized View of Nine Sources, employee wellbeing (EWB) is a top priority for many organizations. And given that many workers postponed vacation plans in 2020 because of the pandemic, firms are encouraging their workers to use their Paid Time Off (PTO) in 2021 as one …

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The Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox of 2020 | Gallup Workplace

Leadership & Culture

The article notes how employee engagement and wellbeing became disconnected from each other in 2020. While Gallup research has previously shown that engagement and wellbeing are reciprocal (they influence each other) and additive (each makes a unique but complementary contribution to employees’ thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and performance outcomes), new research shows a paradoxical relationship between the …

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