While the first lockdown was a novel challenge for employers to take one of the upshots is that it might've helped HR leaders learn some lessons for 'Lockdown 2.0'. However, the second round has also thrown some added pressures into the mix for HR teams to manage. One is the increasing concern around employees’ mental health and wellbeing. In fact, a recent study of 400 HR leaders by Westfield Health discovered that 45% of respondents identified wellbeing as their biggest challenge. UK employees are also showing concerns for their own wellbeing, as data shared by Close Brothers revealed that 41% are now more worried about their mental health whilst 45% are concerned about their physical health. Workers in the UK have previously cited feelings of loneliness and burnout as well as struggling...
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