Taking Time Off Won’t Fix Employee Mental Health

For too long, employers have leveraged time off to support employee mental health. We’ve all heard managers or supervisors respond like this to a stressed and weary employee: ‘You’re feeling tired? Take some time off and recharge your batteries!’ or, ‘You’re feeling overwhelmed? Use your PTO and step away for a bit.’

Unfortunately, anxiety and depression are worse for employees during the pandemic. But employers continue to rely primarily on time off as the solution. In fact, some companies are

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