With many employees continuing to work remotely or adapt to a hybrid schedule, workers face a new set of stressful challenges. Managers can play a crucial role in helping employees manage their stress levels by gauging the pulse of their team and offering the right support and resources.
This article highlights three tips for managing hybrid and remote employees to help support their mental health and reduce work-related stress.
1. Watch for Signs of Burnout: If an employee is behaving differently, it could be a sign of burnout. For example, someone who is typically talkative and bubbly is now quiet and has a short fuse, or a consistent high-performer begins to miss deadlines. If an employee demonstrates unusual signs, managers should consider how to help them reallocate or prioritize tasks to make their workload more digestible.
2. Offer Support to Employees: By prioritizing one-on-one conversations and asking individual employees open-ended questions, managers can find out more about specific employee worries and how to best support their team members.
3. Educate Employees / About Available Resources: Some employees may be interested in getting help but may not know where to start. Managers can play a key role in educating about available mental health resources (e.g., employee assistance programs and telemedicine mental health support).
Mental health is a significant factor in both the well-being and performance of employees, and managers can play a key role in supporting workers.
Contact Thrive PEO today for further workplace mental health resources at: email@example.com or (918) 794-2200.