The C-suite’s Role in Workforce Wellbeing | Deloitte Insights

Leadership & Culture

Wellbeing at work is considered a top priority for many organizations. However, despite investments in employee wellbeing (EWB), many organizations have yet to make meaningful progress in this critical area. This lack of progress is being felt by employees at all levels, including nearly 70% of executives surveyed by Deloitte, who say they are seriously considering …

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Addressing Employee Burnout: Are you Solving the Right Problem? | McKinsey Health Institute

Leadership & Culture

Worker burnout is at an all-time high, according to various reports. Characterized by a chronic imbalance between job demands and resources, burnout results in extreme tiredness, reduced ability to regulate cognitive and emotional processes, and mental distancing. And while many organizations are admirably investing in mental health and well-being efforts that focus on addressing individual symptoms of …

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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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