Evidence-based best practices for worksite health and well-being (WWB) have been widely established for more than two decades. Although these practices are embraced by many leading organizations with best-in-class WWB programs, research led by HERO award-winning researcher Dr. Laura Linnan shows that progress toward broader implementation has been glacial. The findings from this nationally representative sample of 2,843 companies show that comprehensive programs increased only slightly between 2004 and 2017 and just 11.8% met all five of the comprehensiveness criteria.
With workforce mental health (WMH) coming to the forefront during the pandemic, employers are grappling with recent and emerging WMH guidance, including standards and guidelines, certification and recognition programs, measurement strategies, and best practice case examples. A number of countries including Canada and the UK have implemented WMH standards and ISO recently released new guidelines on psychological health and safety at work–the first global standard on managing psychosocial risks. But will the abundance of resources and guidance lead to significant, sustainable change?
This webinar will explore the current WMH landscape and how we can drive adoption of best practices and move the conversation from a reactive response to a global crisis to a sustained national movement.
This webinar will serve as a primer and preview of the HERO’s Fall Think Tank, September 20th, in Amelia Island, Florida, where we will explore: “Will new and emerging guidance improve employer efforts to advance workforce mental health?”