Paid Family Medical Leave is a pivotal aspect of retention in the workforce, especially among women. Melissa Oliver-Janiak, second vice president Total Rewards for The Standard, highlights the importance of employers managing PFML in the workplace in a BenefitsPRO article.
In the Media - Employer
As companies are deciding how to proceed in the workplace as the pandemic begins to ease, the ergonomics of the home office setup are becoming increasingly important. In a new @hr.com article, Todd Meier, disability and productivity consultant at The Standard, provides helpful insights for employers and employees on how to improve workstation setups for those continuing to work from home.
Working from home is not a trend that will fade as the pandemic begins to ease; many workers have admitted they prefer working remotely rather than going into the office. In a new @BenefitsPro article, Todd Meier, disability and productivity consultant at The Standard, stresses the importance of factoring ergonomics into each and every at-home office.
The effects of the pandemic are taking their toll on the workforce. Melissa Oliver-Janiak, 2nd vice president of Total Rewards at The Standard, encourages employers to cultivate a workplace culture that normalizes conversations around mental health and focus on providing workers with the assistance they may need.
The number of employees wanting to continue remote work post-pandemic is higher than expected. Although working from home has its perks, mental health is a concern for employers. Read more in the latest ValuePenguin article, which includes data from The Standard’s Behavioral Health Study.
Getting a plan in action to proactively address workplace violence should be a top priority for employers HR teams. Dan Jolivet and Renae Hall share more with BenefitsPRO on how companies can support their employees, including harnessing an Employee Assistance Plan as a resource.
The correlation between work productivity and substance use has become more prominent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan Jolivet, Workplace PossibilitiesSM practice consultant at The Standard, discusses the importance of companies to empower their employees to seek support for mental health and substance abuse issues. Read more in HR Dive's article.
ValuePenguin by LendingTree featured The Standard’s 2020 Behavioral Health Impact Update in their article on the increase in mental health issues amongst younger employees. Read more.
Workers across the nation are facing a mental health crisis. NBC featured The Standard’s mental health study in their article on mental health in the workplace.
“If you’re stressed out, anxious or feeling lonely, you are not alone.” CNBC featured data from The Standard’s 2020 Behavioral Health Impact Update, showing 46% of workers now suffer from mental health issues one year into the pandemic. Read more about the state of mental health in the workplace due to COVID-19.