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Reducing the risk of burnout

Reducing the risk of burnout will help your employees. A wellness program will help them take care of themselves.

reducing the risk of burnout
Reducing the risk of burnout

A wellness program will encourage  each person makes sure they are looking after themselves.

Self-care requires each person to help themselves to prevent burn out. Like going to the Dentist, primary doctor, and professionals for their mental health care needs.

Reducing the risk of burnout will:
• Improving long-term health
• Successfully managing mental and emotional health                                                                    • Reducing the risk of illness
• Continually checking in with their well-being 

 By adopting an employee well-being program, it will help you have lower productivity, a decrease of turn over rates, retaining talent to help you to help healthier and happier people.

As for an example some people seem to thing the reason there is a shortage of workers/employees due to the re-entry to work in workplaces, or people returning to work.. This has been a problem for a while. It’s has become a worker marketplace not an employer marketplace.

There are many restaurants are finding they can’t find staff, so they blame the workers. Yet, they aren’t paying more than minimum wage, no benefits, no perks and are just looking at the problem from their perspective rather than what’s going on the in the marketplace. 

There are several issues beyond anyone’s control even the employer. We just went through or still are going through a health pandemic, no one really understood what was happening. A slow roll-out for vaccines or a solution, for the dis-ease, not everyone could get a vaccine, some still refuse to do so, a lot of people died, the economic conditions have changed, some people are care-taking not only their children, parents, siblings and other people within and outside their family circle.

Many people are cautious about returning to work. The pandemic is a perfect storm on mental health — loneliness and social isolation leads to depression, which leads to anxiety around the uncertainty of when things are going to get back to normal. 

People may be dealing with financial pressures, partners have lost income, food insecurity or ask who will get sick next?

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a 93% increase in people seeking treatment for depression and a 63% increase for those seeking help for anxiety, according to Mental Health America. 

You have to ask yourself, what are you doing to help someone come to work for you today?How are you helping them with their stress and anxiety?  Hopefully with ease. 

Here’s some ideas on how to welcome back employees:

  • Creating a comfortable work environment, 
  • Have people’s temperature taken, 
  • Keep the place clean, 
  • Decluttered, 
  • Sanitizer/s available, 
  • Soap & supplies in the washrooms. 
  • Have indoor plants.. real ones
  • Have their desks personalized so it feels comfortable
  • Introduce calming or stress reduction resources
  • Meditation or mindfulness
  • Positive mind set 
  • Recognize work-life balance  by allowing people to work flex-schedules,
  • Engage in fun activities, volunteer, find out what the person likes
  • Support social outreach programs
  • Encouraging staff to exercise, ride their bike to work, taking walks at lunch, get some fresh air
  • Monitor their stress and any burnout levels are – have them self-assess  themselves.

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Recap:

I showed you how you can have  the benefits of having a wellness program. And how it can reduce  burnout of your employees.

Other resources:

https://www.benefitnews.com/news/why-returning-to-normal-was-not-working-for-this-hr-leader

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