Lend a helping hand

Employers should check in to see how staff coping with pandemic strain

RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Shane Solomon, principal architect at Republic Architecture, says he felt lonely during the first few workdays of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the workplace. While many employers responding to the crisis have been understandably concerned with business resilience, logistics and processes, organizations also need to focus on the well-being of their employees.

Employers are currently supporting a predominantly at-home workforce that’s grappling with new challenges, experiences and pressures. Putting mental health at the forefront of the conversation is an important step business leaders can take to ensure their team has the resources it needs.

An important question employers can ask right now: “Are you OK?”

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