Many companies have been proactive in supporting the needs of their employees during these times, and while the third wave is still very much present, companies should continue to support the mental well-being of their employees as best as they can. Below are five ways that companies can follow to ensure that their employees are performing well.
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April means that we are now one-third of the way complete with 2021, and with a new season, it may be a good idea to do some spring cleaning. This doesn’t just mean doing a thorough cleaning of your closet or your room, but actually taking the time to unpack and unlearn some of your current habits that may not be doing you any good.
From students to employees, many Canadians can relate to the feeling unmotivated. In a study by the University of Toronto, it found that anxiety regarding COVID-19 has been negatively affecting employees. Similarly, students who have been doing their studies primarily online are also feeling mentally drained from the lack of social interaction.
Many Canadians have actually shifted their eating habits because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A report by HelloFresh found that nearly 60 percent of Canadians have changed their eating habits. In a research article conducted by Ipsos for TD, it found that 54 percent of Canadians said they are doing more cooking at home.
The pandemic has caused many Canadians to be more mindful of the food that they eat, and this is a great opportunity for some to focus on getting a better diet that would be beneficial for their lifestyles.
It’s the start of a new year, and many often feel optimistic about a fresh new start! Although the holidays are over, this also means that the holiday cheer has also passed for some. Now that many are transitioning out of the festive spirit, the bleak new start of January can often be a challenging obstacle.
December is here and the holiday season is in full swing! While this festive month is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, it is also one of the most stressful and overwhelming time periods for many adults. From gift-giving, family gatherings to financial concerns, these are some of the main reasons as to why the holiday season is more stressful than enjoyable for some people.
Staying physically active can be challenging for some individuals, but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has made it much harder due to gyms and other athletic facilities being forced to close in some areas.
Autumn has officially landed in the northern hemisphere, and along with it, is the beginning of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season begins at the start of fall and it lasts all throughout winter. On average, five to 20 percent of the U.S. population get the flu every year, according to WebMD.
This back-to-school season will be different for many parents and their children. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many school boards in North America have shifted their curriculums to accommodate teachers and students. Although some school boards have introduced stricter measures compared to others, this school year will certainly be different with social distancing being enforced, and some students opting to move forward with online learning instead of in-person classes.
In this blog, we will explore four initiatives that companies are doing to prioritize the mental health of employees in the wake of COVID-19.