In an attempt to avoid contracting COVID-19, many are postponing important medical care visits. Employers should combat this behavior with targeted messaging strategies that dispel the beliefs that cause individuals to delay care.
On March 8, the CDC released its first set of guidance for adults that have received the COVID-19 vaccine. A year after the first cases were reported in the US, over 93 million adults have received their first dose and over 53 million are fully vaccinated.
In a press briefing last month, the Biden administration called on employers play a crucial role in defeating the pandemic and supporting a return to normal life. Employers are encouraged to make it easier for workers to get vaccinated by offering paid time off or other incentives and compensation.
Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed to the Wellable Newsletter. The question for February was about whether or not employers plan to end caregiving benefits that were added during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Substance abuse problems are not new, but pandemic-related measures have likely fueled their growth. A survey by alcohol.org found that, since lockdowns began in March, a third of workers admitted to drinking or using drugs while on the job. Learn how employers can offer support and resources for substance abuse and addiction-related needs.
To help organizations understand the preferences of employees in regard to returning to the workplace, Wellable surveyed working age adults across the US to explore employee willingness to have COVID-19 vaccination requirements to return to work and employee expectations of work in a post-COVID world.
Every month, Wellable asks a single question to its growing and dedicated community of HR and wellness professionals. December's question: Once a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available, will your organization require all employees without a qualified exemption to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before returning to the workplace?
In an effort to deal with the added anxiety of a pandemic, employees are turning to the nostalgic comfort of their favorite movies, music, and hobbies from decades ago. An article from The New York Times uncovers many ways that individuals around the world are using cherished entertainment and activities to improve mental and emotional health.
As many places in the US face another wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, employers now have several months of experience with considering and implementing different health and safety protocols—including whether or not to test employees.