Source: Bizcommunity, 1 Oct 2021, photo credit: shawnquilivan.com
While mental health in the workplace is not often addressed, the impact of Covid-19 has brought it to the fore. The pandemic has resulted in a considerable increase in the number of agitated, anxious, or bereaved South Africans owing to the sense of isolation caused by remote work, job insecurity, and their healthcare.
For businesses, a healthy workplace is one in which employers and employees work together to protect each other’s health, safety, and wellbeing. This requires fostering a supportive culture as well as policies that prioritise mental wellness.
Below, industry leaders share their employee wellness advice.