Covid-19 changed everything. Of course, everything is a great number of things. It’s easy to get dazzled by the 40ft headlines and lose sight of the many smaller changes that have recently occurred.
In business, everyone knows about the major shift towards remote or hybrid work. Yet this is only the foreword to a wider workplace revolution.
Mental health has launched itself up corporate agendas. And not just in the context of wellbeing benefits, either. Company executives are increasingly alive to the fact that we all have mental health, all the time, and that investing in your workers’ minds is about far more than return on investment.
It’s not just work that’s different. Employees have changed too. Their wants, needs and expectations of what a career looks like are almost unrecognisable compared to the pre-pandemic workforce. An EY study found more than half of employees globally would up and leave if not given flexibility in their role.
Unmind’s new interactive handbook, The employee experience, mental health, and the post-Covid-19 workplace, digs down into the past, present, and uncertain future of employee experience.
HR professions can learn:
- The vital role employee experience (EX) plays – alongside mental health – in workplace performance and a staff member’s home life.
- The landmark ‘moments that matter’ during an employee’s time at a company.
- And the power of cultural markers, like diversity and inclusion (D&I) schemes, and mental health programmes, to boost EX across an organisation.
- How to deliver positive cultural change at scale.