employees at meeting The onus is on senior leadership to create an environment where all employees and contract workers feel comfortable discussing the challenges they are experiencing. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, more business leaders realize they must be thoughtful and sincere when it comes to helping their employees manage stress and reduce burnout. According to Wellable Labs’ annual Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, 90% of the employers are increasing their investment in mental health programs, followed closely by stress management and resilience programs (76%), and mindfulness and meditation programs (71%).

The pandemic has radically and permanently transformed the global workforce, and business leaders need to address “workforce wellness” by extending what they offer their employees to their independent contract workers in order to keep engagement levels high and turnover rates low.

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