May is Mental Health Awareness month. While it is always important to take steps toward improving overall wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness month is a great reminder to prioritize the mental health and well-being of your employees. Organizations can help employees take ownership of their mental health with increased employee engagement and ensuring appropriate steps are taken to reduce stress and prevent burnout. Research finds that workers who experience higher levels of stress on the job are more likely to leave the organization—accounting for an estimated $300 billion in turnover. Employers can help reduce this financial impact by conducting regular check-ins with employees and following up on their feedback.
These check-ins are powerful to ensure that your employees feel connected to their leaders with the organization, and that they are cared about at work. These check-ins are also a great time to make sure employees know about the resources your organization has available to protect their mental health and manage stress, such as employee assistance programs or on-site meditation classes.
Huron offers tools and technology that make employee engagement processes efficient and convenient. For instance, automating the employee engagement process ensures that each employee is being asked the same questions and provided the same resources to promote consistency across the board. In addition, employee engagement technology aggregates data into one location, where leaders can make data-driven decisions that improve the overall experience for employees.
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