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Take Care of People

Friday, April 15, 2022

Employees are experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety, and burnout, whether from uncertainty about their physical health, the economy, workplace conditions, or fluctuating family demands. Smart employers are taking note and investing in their staff's mental health.

Talent management and development executives are uniquely positioned to develop programs that address leaders' and individual contributors' physical and emotional well-being, ultimately boosting engagement and combating attrition.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, a crisis hotline that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration operates, has seen an increase of more than 300% in calls since February 2020.
of workers say they’d like to see their employers prioritize enhanced mental health benefits in 2022.
of employees say it’s important to them that a prospective employer offer mental healthcare benefits; 59% say they would stay at a job because it provides robust and comprehensive mental health benefits.
9 in 10
employers say mental health, stress, and burnout are a priority and that they are increasing their investment in mental health programs.
of companies are planning or considering implementing an organization-wide behavioral health strategy and action plan; one-third currently have one.
of employers who anticipate investing more in health and well-being will do so completely or primarily virtually.
Sources: Ceridian/Harris Poll: What Workers Want in 2022, Ceridian; 2022 Workforce Mental Health Trends Forecast, Lyra Health; 2022 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, Wellable Labs; 2021 Wellbeing Diagnostic Survey, WTT

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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