Nov 15, 2022 8:57 AM
Employee mental health fallout from pandemic, economic uncertainty will continue, predicts
"While we may have turned the corner on the pandemic, we're not tapering off in terms of employee mental health issues," said Andrew Shatte', PhD, Chief Knowledge Officer and co-founder, meQ. "With typical adversity, when the adversity ends, so does the psychological fallout. However, the mental health fallout from the pandemic has not abated and we will continue to see a loss of motivation, burnout, clinical depression, and clinical anxiety in 2023. This 'long tail' makes sense when we conceptualize the events of the last 2+ years as 'traumatic'."
meQ identified five HR trends that will shape employee wellbeing and organizational growth in 2023:
1. The long tail of the pandemic: The burnout epidemic persists and workforce wellbeing will continue to suffer
Threats to employee wellbeing continue to intensify with 60% of the global workforce reporting at least one mental health challenge, including symptoms of anxiety, depression, or burnout, according to McKinsey.
"The demands that are being put on people show no signs of slowing, as the long tail of recent trauma persists," said
2. HR leaders will recognize that mental health is health
Globally, burnout, anxiety, and depression are at higher rates than ever. In 2023, we'll see employee wellbeing becoming even more central—with a sharp focus on building mental wellbeing.
"HR leaders are recognizing that mental health is health," said
3. Employees want help preparing to adapt to change
HR leaders must make it possible for their organizations and people to rise above the trauma of today, and deliver a positive, proactive approach to workforce wellbeing.
"We need to promote self-care for the long haul and boost positivity to move through the trauma stronger than when we went in," said
"When we fail to prioritize self-care, we don't give the body or the brain what it needs to rest and recuperate," explained
4. Population behavioral health risk analytics will be key to HR's success in 2023
HR population analytics will continue to grow as a tool for forward-thinking organizations to identify workforce patterns and risks, and then take action to address burnout risk, stress and turnover intent in real time.
"Predictive workforce behavioral health population analytics is increasingly essential to successfully operate and grow in uncertain times," said
5. Skills that support growth-oriented thinking will be the new must haves
Employee mental health fallout from the pandemic and economic uncertainty are continuing. In order to achieve organizational growth, businesses will look for ways to ensure that their people are as engaged, empowered, and aligned.
"Skills that build trust and engagement - empathy, positivity, wellbeing -- will be the new must haves," said
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