Why Employee Connections are Healthy

If you care about your employees’ health, make sure they stay connected to their colleagues

Disruptions, like the COVID-19 pandemic, have revealed how, when employees feel socially disconnected from their workplace, the risk of feeling isolated increases. Employers can’t make people feel socially connected. It’s a personal and subjective experience. However, they can play a role in facilitating and supporting employees to build meaningful and healthy social connections.

Isolation is often due to barriers that disrupt a person’s perception or their ability to interact socially or maintain meaningful social connections. Barriers may include financial or physical factors or work demands.

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Employer Solutions to Workplace Isolation

Explore employees’ perceived isolation and loneliness through online tools and provide training as well.

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Bill Howatt, PhD

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Dr. Bill Howatt is Founder and President of Howatt HR specializing in supporting organizations interested in promoting employees mental health and reducing mental harms. Core offerings include Mental Fitness Journey, Mental Fitness Index (MFI), Psychological Safe Leader Training. www.howatthr.com, www.billhowatt.com

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