Mental health awareness: why wellbeing is a business critical issue

This Mental Health Awareness Week (18 – 24 May 2020) is a particularly challenging one for a lot of people as we all come to terms with the current situation, but a renewed focus on wellbeing can only be a good thing.  

HR has to wear many hats during this crisis. There’s day-to-day HR management to keep on top of, a task that’s now infinitely more complex due to employees being furloughed and regular work schedules becoming a thing of the recent past. Then there’s a steady flow of C-suite directions to act on, compliance issues to consider, the future of work to consider and how we’ll bring people back into the organisation (that’s if they even want to go back to working in the way they did pre-pandemic). More than anything though, the most important task for HR and managers right now is taking care of the wellbeing side of things. There’s widespread recognition that organisations need to take extra special care of their people so that they remain happy, healthy and high performing. Suddenly, wellbeing has become the right thing to do.  

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