Crucial workplace wellness trends

If you’re not mindful of—and actively investing in—workers’ mental, physical and financial well-being, good luck sustaining a healthy business in the days ahead.

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Employee engagement had a good run as the gold-standard for gauging business health and productivity.

The next evolution—and revolution—of staff care will center around holistic worker wellness. Companies keen to continue recruiting and retaining top talent should be prepared to invest in more wellness programs and resources in coming years, but health fairs and weight loss challenges won’t cut the (low-sodium) mustard in our profoundly changed, post-pandemic world.

Here’s what experts say will be the top workplace wellness trends moving forward:

Compassionate employment

Even before COVID-19 turned our world upside-down, workplace stress, anxiety and burnout were all approaching crisis levels. Now, we could be on the brink of an “epidemic of clinical depression.”

Thankfully, there has been an increase in awareness of mental health resources and the importance of self-care, but companies have work to do on minimizing stigma, providing more resources, and creating work environments conducive to genuine compassion and care.

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