April 17: Well-Being & Mental Health

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This edition of Together was devoted to the subject of mental health. The coronavirus crisis has made mental health a major concern for Americans and people across the globe. Fully 45 percent of American adults say the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their mental health, with 19 percent reporting that it has had a “major impact.”

Great Place to Work® leaders Holly Petroff and Tony Bond shared personal stories as well as insights from the data we are gathering from clients that underscores how important it is for leaders today to attend to the emotional wellbeing of employees.

Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, advised leaders to focus on what people need for psychological safety and provided powerful advice for leaders.

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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.