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Human Resources: A CEO’s Key Leadership Partner During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world to a degree that has not happened in over 100 years, every organization from global corporations to small local businesses to independent ‘gig economy’ contractors became embroiled in a new reality of shutdowns, social distancing, economic uncertainty and remote work.


Perhaps no business leader has been more critical to preparedness and ongoing operations than Human Resources (HR) professionals.  During a crisis like this, HR is to business as nurses are to a hospital: the first responders stabilizing the situation, coordinating continued care, taking the steps necessary to minimize damage and ensuring a healthy future.  After all, this pandemic affects people - not our products, or our buildings, or the computer networks.  It is the people who must learn new ways of working, handle home-schooling for their children, worry about themselves or their loved ones becoming ill, be concerned about business impacts, layoffs, and reductions, watch their savings be depleted, and be ready for what comes next as we emerge from this crisis. 


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Filed Under: corporate wellness, mental status affects health, coronavirus, CoV, novel coronavirus, covid-19, HR, human resources

Mental Health Coaching

 Mental health is just as, if not more, important as your physical health. As evidenced by the number of high profile people dealing with mental illness, it is not a matter to just sweep under the rug. Whether you or an employee is depressed, anxious, or experience a mixture of symptoms, a health coach can provide Motivational Interviewing based health coaching to improve “both physical and mental health status in occupational setting.” A health coach can work closely with you and your mental healthcare providers to ensure that you get the proper care and tools to deal with symptoms of mental distress or illness.  

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Filed Under: corporate wellness, mental status affects health, Mental Health, health coach