Over the years, Net Health has strived to create an environment where employees know and feel they are cared for and supported. When the pandemic hit in 2020, this became even more of a priority as it became evident that many people were experiencing feelings of isolation and loneliness. As a matter of fact, a study conducted in early 2021 revealed that 36% of Americans – including 61% of young adults and 51% of mothers with young kids – reported feeling “serious loneliness.” 1
Continuous ongoing efforts have been made to ensure that the well-being of every employee comes first. In this Net Health Workplace Health series, we will explore the different tools and resources the company has implemented, allowing others to have a safe space to talk and share about life outside of work.
From Employee Resource Groups – such as Net Healthy to Working Moms to the Black Experience Resource Group (BERG) – to private chat channels on Slack, employees have discovered various avenues of comfort and support they can turn to and lean on. Whether it’s somebody who can provide a listening ear or it’s a Boombox challenge that encourages others to practice self-care activities, there is something for everyone.
Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks as we explore wellness initiatives that are currently taking place at Net Health. We will also hear from those within the company of what their experiences have been like, and how they envision the future of wellness to be like.
1 Making Caring Common Project, “Loneliness in America: How the Pandemic Has Deepened an Epidemic of Loneliness and What We Can Do About It,” February 2021.