14 min

PIVOT: Removing the Barriers to Workplace Wellness with Alex Simmons, Boon POPS! The People Ops Podcast

    • Management

Of the 12 million people who left their jobs between April and August this year, nearly a third resigned due to burnout. Employee mental well-being has been top-of-mind since the start of the pandemic, but employers are still struggling with how to get people the help they need. On this episode of PIVOT, co-founder and CEO of Boon Health Alex Simmons joins the show to discuss the resources for mental well-being available to employers today. You’ll hear why resilience is key to overcoming stigma attached to mental wellness and how to blend professional development with mental well-being in your organization. 
On this episode, you’ll hear:
[00:44-02:47] Why burnout is still a pressing problem in the workforce [03:02-04:14] Why resilience is key to overcoming stigma attached to mental wellness [04:22-06:23] The actual usage rate of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) [06:23-09:18] The convergence of professional development and mental well-being [09:27-11:25] Where to start in introducing professional development and wellness programs [11:25-13:20] The opportunities facing small businesses in light of The Great Resignation After you listen: 
Order your copy of our book People Operations: Zenefits.com/pops-book Follow the podcast  Submit your People Ops questions: https://www.zenefits.com/workest/ask-a-question/

Of the 12 million people who left their jobs between April and August this year, nearly a third resigned due to burnout. Employee mental well-being has been top-of-mind since the start of the pandemic, but employers are still struggling with how to get people the help they need. On this episode of PIVOT, co-founder and CEO of Boon Health Alex Simmons joins the show to discuss the resources for mental well-being available to employers today. You’ll hear why resilience is key to overcoming stigma attached to mental wellness and how to blend professional development with mental well-being in your organization. 
On this episode, you’ll hear:
[00:44-02:47] Why burnout is still a pressing problem in the workforce [03:02-04:14] Why resilience is key to overcoming stigma attached to mental wellness [04:22-06:23] The actual usage rate of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) [06:23-09:18] The convergence of professional development and mental well-being [09:27-11:25] Where to start in introducing professional development and wellness programs [11:25-13:20] The opportunities facing small businesses in light of The Great Resignation After you listen: 
Order your copy of our book People Operations: Zenefits.com/pops-book Follow the podcast  Submit your People Ops questions: https://www.zenefits.com/workest/ask-a-question/

14 min