For many employers, the challenges and changes of 2020 are carrying a familiar sense of employee uncertainty into 2021. And while some have come a long way in effectively mitigating crises and helping remote employees feel connected, a significant number of today’s employees are still feeling worried—and it’s taking a toll on their overall health and well-being.
According to the October 2020 Leading Indicator Systems Workforce Listening Study, since May 2020, U.S. workforces have witnessed:
- A 38% increase in employees being worried about their own mental health.
- A 45% increase in employees being extremely worried about their ability to take care of family.
- A 140% increase in employees being extremely worried about their own vulnerability to addiction.
- 75% of employees find it challenging to work under their current conditions.