As many states are starting to ease restrictions and as some employees begin to return to work, our minds are focused on what the next phase of the pandemic will look like. Many companies are, wisely, issuing surveys about employee concerns regarding a return to work and needs for the future. What about also asking our employees to look back? We can’t negate the huge losses that are being experienced by so many, but we can use this as a learning opportunity. What can reflection tell us about our employee’s needs? Have there been any silver linings for our employees during the pandemic? How can we support our employees in living life differently going forward? Perhaps planning for the future while learning from the past can provide some good ideas on how to further enhance our Wellbeing programs.
- Attach to a Purpose, not a Job Title – In this webinar, Belma McCaffrey of Work Bigger will share why looking for fulfillment in a job can often leave you feeling defeated, and how to attach yourself to a purpose instead.
Social & Family Wellbeing
- Ted Talks: Learn More About Racism in America – These talks take an honest look at everyday realities of Black Americans and illuminate the way forward.
- How to Talk to Your Manager About Work After Lockdown as a Working Parent – this article by Cleo discusses how to navigate a new reality that exists somewhere between full lockdown and the old way of life.
- Work Towards Financial Freedom – In this course by Chris Farrel (Senior Economics Contributor at Marketplace), you will learn how to have more control over your finances and the tools to work toward your financial freedom.
- 4 Essential Tips for Vegetarian Grilling – Learn how to harness your grill’s unique cooking power for summer veggies.
- Stretches for the Office – Finish Line PT shares 6 stretches that can be done right at your desk to help relieve tension and stress in the body.
- Discomfort, Anxiety, and Grief: Confronting Racism with Colleagues (The Anxious Overachiever Podcast) – Amelia Ransom, Senior Director of Engagement and Diversity at Avalara, offers advice for how people of color can get what they need from their employers to help protect their mental health. Later in the episode, host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Benish Shah, Chief Growth Officer at Loop & Tie, about how white people can support their colleagues of color in a meaningful way.
- Guided Meditation with Namaste Wellness – Join Namaste for a guided meditation designed to maximize the body’s own ability to manage stress as well as heal and transform itself. Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:30 AM ET. RSVP HERE. FREE
- National Non-Profits That Still Need Support – Several non-profit organizations could use your time and money to make sure vulnerable populations are cared for during the pandemic.
EMPLOYER FOCUSED RESOURCES
- Returning to Life Outside the Home: An Employer’s Guide for Managing Mental Health Through the Next Phase of the Coronavirus Pandemic – Lyra clinicians have developed this guide to offer practical advice for supporting your employees through the countless mental health challenge they will encounter as companies work toward reopening their workplaces.
For more resources and updates, check out our Coronavirus Resource Center at aleragroup.com/coronavirus/.
About the Author
Andrea Davis, Director of Wellbeing
Andrea joined Alera Group Northeast (formerly CBP) in July 2013, bringing over 15 years of experience in management consulting and strategic solutions. As the Director of Wellbeing, she is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive wellness strategies for existing and prospective Alera Group clients. She provides assistance and support to Alera Group clients by developing personalized programs that fit clients’ unique health management needs, wellness program implementation, committee development, promotion and marketing of their programs to encourage participation. In addition, Andrea conducts program analysis and generates reports related to program participation, health assessment and client utilization.
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