Making sure your employees stay happy and productive is ultimately going to be based on their mental health. In the past, an employee’s mental health was considered to be no concern of an employer, but now that we better understand how mental health affects all aspects of our lives, it is crucial for employers to take an active role in improving the mental health of their workers. At Partners Insurance & Financial Services Inc, we are here to help you better understand how you can help your employees in Huntington, WV and the surrounding areas.
Encourage A Healthy Communication Culture
A lot of the stress that employees experience at work is caused by the culture of the workplace. When there is not a healthy culture of communication at work, it can make it difficult for employees to be felt heard. It can also contribute to toxic work environment behaviors being perpetuated because people will not feel at liberty to speak out concerning these types of problems. All of these can ultimately contribute to poor mental health among your employees.
Consider Mental Health PTO Days
Paid time off should be used at the discretion of each employee. Employees should not feel that they owe a detailed explanation of why they need time off. Sometimes a person may need time off for reasons that they do not wish to share. When the person feels that they are not at liberty to do this, it can take a toll on their mental health.
Keep A Light Hearted Environment
You can keep a productive workplace while also maintaining a light-hearted environment. Employees should not feel that their worth as individuals is based on their productivity or the success of the company. Help employees remember that this is just a job and that our jobs do not ultimately define who we are.
Reach Out To Us
If you would like to learn more about commercial insurance, please contact us at Partners Insurance & Financial Services Inc, serving Huntington, WV and the surrounding areas.