Recent polls had it that the ongoing pandemic is affecting the mental health of most workers all over the globe. There is no time when the issue of mental health should be taken so seriously than this present time.
Here are the steps to be taken to ensure a proper check on the mental health of the employees:
1. Let your employees be regularly checked for mental health wellness.
Captains of industries should help in this regard. The consistent wellness check-ins of employees are highly commendable. This act alone will promote well-secured mental health. When the staff are mentally taken care of, they have the leisure to focus on their jobs.
2. Make sure that employees understand what is expected of them.
The employees should be made to know what is being expected of them daily. This puts its focus on the right perception. Without having a roadmap of what is expected of the workers, it makes them fuss over every task and increase their stress.
3. Show your appreciation and encourage others to do the same.
Everyone in the organization needs to appreciate each other. This act of showing gratitude gives everyone a sense of belonging. It unites the workforce into an unrelenting team of achievers. Employers should endeavor to graft this act of regular appreciation as a habit of their staff members.
4. Be open to gathering and sharing of information.
They say a problem shared is a problem half-solved. What this entails is that being open to your employees concerning what the company is passing through will open channels to solutions. It further enhances productivity amongst the employees, as they would want to contribute to the success of the organization.
5. Encourage employees to take care of themselves regularly.
The body needs so many things to rebuilds itself. Attaining sound mental health and focus is not only achieved via medication. Employees should be encouraged to get involved in health-promoting activities such as body exercise, mindfulness, having sound sleep, and eating nutritional foods.
6. Get your employees the Employee Assistance Program.
Your employees need support. Get the available support for them in your community. If you have not gotten the Employees Assistance Program for your employees, do that straight away.
7. Initiate a free flow of communication between members of your staff.
When there is a free flow of communication between employees, it goes a long way to enhancing the needed exchange of ideas. It is very good to share one’s challenges concerning the organization’s tasks. Those who are more experienced in the workforce will gladly give helpful insights into solving the challenges.
Unrestricted communication promotes the easy transfer of technical knowledge between the members of your employees.
Mental health is an all-important issue. Look around for local medical experts who can run a regular check on all your employees. If your company is going outsourcing, it will cut cost for such regular checks.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams