Mental health has been a major buzz topic in today’s workplace. In an interview with Fast Company, businesswoman Ariana Huffington highlighted the importance of employers taking into account the mental health of their employees. She notes that today’s workforce is experiencing more stress and burnout than ever. Even as economic uncertainty looms, Huffington urges businesses to listen to their workers personal concerns. She is hoping that companies sign a pledge to prioritize the mental health of their employees.
- Huffington has partnered with the Society for Human Resources Management to create a pledge for employers to take.
- Most companies expanded support for mental health, well-being and sleep during the pandemic.
- Huffington calls it delusional to think that burnout is the price of success.
“In 2007, Arianna Huffington passed out while checking emails, hit her head, and broke her cheekbone. She’d been working 18-hour days to build The Huffington Post (now HuffPost) and she was exhausted. The accident triggered a wake-up call about sustainable work habits. In 2016, she launched Thrive, a company that aims to end burnout.”