How Gallup’s research instructs leaders to be a conduit for self-care resources

You don’t have to be a wellness expert to help connect workers with essential resources they need to get through the next chapter of COVID-19, remote work and business disruption.

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A frustratingly low number of workers take advantage of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) per a report by the Society for Human Resource Managers.

Even though most companies feature the service, often a portal to mental health resources, therapists, counselors and more, less than 10% of workers use the service. That’s a depressingly low rate of use for a service that offers such benefits to burnt out, anxious and exhausted employees.

Offering a wellness program isn’t enough. Wellness leaders must be connectors that actively direct traffic to essential resources and create a culture around asking for and receiving help. Not doing so can negatively impact the bottom line.

Crisis for remote workers

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