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The Pandemic Is Changing Employee Benefits

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In mid-February 2020, I became the CEO of Care.com. I expected a lot would change, but I didn't expect -- nor could I have predicted -- that everything would. A global pandemic completely upended the way we work and clouded even the most well-thought-out strategic plans. One thing became very clear, very quickly -- the undeniable interconnectedness of work and life. We all felt it acutely.


How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Health and Productivity

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An unhealthy, dangerous or otherwise toxic workspace is known to deter workers from innovation and damage a company's reputation. Entrepreneurs have a responsibility to ensure that working environments keep employees safe, satisfied and positive so they can remain productive and innovative on the job. With the focus on workplace health management programs, along with the emergence of AI technologies, it's crucial to understand how these disruptive tools will affect the health -- mental, social and physical -- of workers across various sectors. AI is promising to change the way workplaces operate, but will it be a force for good or disrupt workplace culture in negative ways? With the expectation that AI will create a $190.6 billion market by 2025, it could be a tool used to provide healthier, more productive, and accessible work environments for all employees.


How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Health and Productivity

#artificialintelligence

An unhealthy, dangerous or otherwise toxic workspace is known to deter workers from innovation and damage a company's reputation. Entrepreneurs have a responsibility to ensure that working environments keep employees safe, satisfied and positive so they can remain productive and innovative on the job. With the focus on workplace health management programs, along with the emergence of AI technologies, it's crucial to understand how these disruptive tools will affect the health -- mental, social and physical -- of workers across various sectors. AI is promising to change the way workplaces operate, but will it be a force for good or disrupt workplace culture in negative ways? With the expectation that AI will create a $190.6 billion market by 2025, it could be a tool used to provide healthier, more productive, and accessible work environments for all employees.


Companies hope new benefits will solve your mental health issues. Don't fall for it.

Mashable

Earlier this year, Amazon did something worth applauding. The trillion-dollar company introduced a new mental wellness benefit for its 950,000 employees, including warehouse workers. The benefit, known as Resources for Living, provides employees and their family members with a certain number of free counseling sessions, crisis and suicide prevention support, and an app that includes mindfulness instruction and computerized cognitive behavioral therapy. "Providing access to--and awareness around--mental health care is a critical responsibility for employers," Beth Galetti, senior vice president of People eXperience and Technology for Amazon, said in a company announcement about the program. "This new offering will help us remove barriers and unnecessary stigma around getting help, to ensure our employees and their families feel safe and supported during this pandemic and beyond."


The Future Of Work Is Employee Well-Being

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As remote working blurs the line between work and life, HR leaders are prioritizing employee well-being and mental health. This focus on nurturing employee well-being is critical to developing workplace resilience. The Future Workplace 2021 HR Sentiment survey found that 68% of senior HR leaders (of which 40% were CHROs) rated employee well-being and mental health as a top priority. It's no wonder this is a priority for HR leaders as the corporate well-being market is now estimated to be $20.4 Billion in the U.S. and is forecasted to grow to $87.4 Billion by 2026. In our recent Future Workplace Virtual Summit attended by senior leaders in HR, Talent, and Corporate Learning, we polled leaders on what their organization has done to focus on employee well-being.