How Employers Can Respond To Employee Mental Health Issues In The Pandemic

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Let sleep be a priority

The Advanced Recovery Systems survey found that 61 percent of surveyed employees report having sleep issues during the pandemic. Research has shown that today’s advanced technology puts pressure on employees to work longer hours, while also affecting sleep patterns, which adversely affects productivity. It’s a terrible cycle, and maybe employers can use this time to correct it. Employers might consider assessing how “on-demand” or “available” they require their employees to be during work hours and off-work hours. Is there room for naps, so long as employees meet deadlines? Could the start time of the workday be pushed back by even a half-hour to allow for more rest?

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