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Resetting Workplace Goals Amid Pandemic, Layoffs, Unrest

June 26, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Remember 7 months ago, when people were still traveling? I was speaking at the HRComply event in Nashville, Tennessee, giving a presentation on job wellness and its evil twin, burnout. At the time, with low unemployment and surging business, the concern was how to keep a workforce happy, stable, and productive without being brought down by high-stress work or an unsupportive work environment.

Circumstances have changed since then. The threat to today’s workforce likely isn’t burnout. It hasn’t been named yet, but it is surely there and will be named soon. The diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) expressly exclude the loss of a job, but our workforce as a whole will experience something like PTSD for years to come.

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