The pandemic fundamentally changed how Americans approach work. Mental health support in the workplace shifted from a nice-to-have to a must-have benefit. Amidst this backdrop, it's clear the job of human resources professionals looks very different, and current and new HR leaders will be required to serve as counselors or confidantes for employees in the workplace. For companies to retain top talent, or attract new employees in the current labor market, employers and HR leaders must create a workplace environment that prioritizes employee wellbeing by making mental health a part of the company culture, rather than just adding benefits.

Here's why it's important. In Talkspace's Employee Stress Check 2022 Report, which polled 1,400 full-time employees in the U.S., finds that 86% of employees feel fulfilled at work under a supportive manager, and while 32% were likely to quit their jobs in 2022, 57% would likely stay if their workplace offered more mental health services, even more so amongst those considering quitting (66%).

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